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automatic choke

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′chōk]
(mechanical engineering)
A system for enriching the air-fuel mixture in a cold automotive engine when the accelerator is first depressed; the choke plate opens automatically when the engine achieves normal operating temperature.
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The problem sounds like an automatic choke fault (probably the cold start or oxygen sensors), and I'd take up the suggestion of an AA or RAC inspection - as long as Skoda agree to cover the cost.
3-litre C registration with an automatic choke, which has become intermittently faulty.
But several Japanese cars I've owned, including a Datsun B210 and my current Toyota Tercel, have their automatic chokes set so that the engine does exactly that.
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