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post #1 of 24 Old 01-13-2016, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Rough at startup

OK, I am probably going to be labeled as a complainer but here goes.

The last couple of mornings the mercury has dipped well below zero°C. For the first time, yesterday, the engine started up sounding like a bunch of ball bearings in a blender! It was missing and shaking something terrible. After a few minutes it started behaving itself and ran like a smooth Skyactive Mazda again. It did it again today so I am wondering if this is chronic thing that I will just have to live with being in the Great White North (Canada).

BTW, I remember that when I got my first Subaru Forester in 2000, it too had this problem and it was shared by most Forester owners.

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I parked mine for two days, temperature never went above -13C
The third morning it started without notice of any issue.
warmed up running steady at about 1500 RPM again no notice of any issues

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Only had this happen twice so far in the short time that I have owned the car as it is just starting to hit freezing temperatures here. I called the dealer since it really freaked me out and he "assured" me that it will happen a few times as the car and battery get used to colder weather cranking. I dont know how much of it I believed but it hasn't happened again just yet. I do however occasionally get a faint smell of fuel when cold starting the car in the morning. Has anything like that happened also?
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Mine did it once so far. The car started up but the rpm kept jumping from 700 to 1500 back and forth a few times. It felt like a lawn mower running out of fuel.
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I've been told its a symptom of Direct Injection engines with a little valve chatter at startup being normal in colder conditions. I always park in a warm garage, never outside, so I've not experienced it personally but my last two cars were DI and these threads were somewhat common on those forums too.

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My car does it on every cold start. I think it has something to do with getting the catalytic converter fast to the operating temperature.

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I wouldn't say missing and shaking but I've heard Skyactive G engines make a harsh note from the exhaust for a few seconds after start up and then continue normally.

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+1 also happened 2 days ago. Car was parked outdoors in -8 celcius for about 9 hours. on start up it was rough, fluttering idle (jumping between 1000rpm - 1700rom) shook a little bit but quickly resumed to normal after a few seconds.

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That being the case from a cold start is (what i think) to be expected. Cars act weird when cold. Once up to running temperature, and once things have had time to move, letting fluids flow and parts move, if you notice anything off... then you might have a real problem.
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Just to add another account, I experienced the same thing today at about 35 degrees F. Car had been sitting since yesterday evening, maybe 18 hours. Sluggish crank, then considerable shaking for a few seconds. Subsequent starts normal.

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