cuts out when cold, sluggish to pull away

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My Name: Mrtom1973

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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 75000
Trim Level: NA
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Hi thanks for the add. Hoping for some advice on a problem I'm trying to fix. We have just got a c3 pluriel 1.4 petrol. It's low mileage and in good condition the problem is it cuts out when cold and is sluggish to pull away. It stops cutting out when warm and drives reasonably well if a little sluggish. We have another pluriel that runs absolutely fine so today I swapped the plugs/coil/throttle body and sensors but it still had the problem. At a bit of a loss now. It looks like it's had a new lambda sensor on the manifold and a new temp sensor but it obviously hasn't cured the problem. No fault codes showing and no engine light on. Any ideas??
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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Hi, welcome to the forum.

swap or replace the engine temperature sensor. swapping both ways (you have 2 cars) can only help prove/disprove the part.
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My Name: Mrtom1973

Contributor
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon May 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 75000
Trim Level: NA
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Thanks for the reply. Yes will try other temp sensor of the old car I think till I start digging a bit deeper in to it.
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