How are you doing passat world. It's me reedster again and I'm having a few problems with my 2002 passat 1.8t. First problem is when the car is cold or has been sitting for about 4 hours and I try to go start it will keep cranking after about the 10 revolution of cranking it start but it sputter a little bit then run fine or if I go to start it i will give a small crank then turn key off and try starting again and it will fire right up. The car does not have any lack of power or no cel so I'm kinda stump on what it could be. I don't want to have to put money into parts that I don't need. I rebuilt the motor about a year ago so it has a new timing and components so I don't think it's that. I put new plugs in it still no luck. I thought it could be a fuel issue but I took a second thought that if it was fuel then the car would have a lack power but it does not. Once it's starts it purs like a cat. I wanna say possibly cam sensor but I would thought it would through a cel. Second problem is the transmission is having a delay in going into gears I have planned to rebuild the valve body and put new fluid into it but before I do I wanna see what other people outcomes were after rebuilding the valve body and see if that had fix their problems in delay of into going into gear/ hard shifting mostly 3rd. If you need anymore info feel free to ask I will answer best as I could. Thank you guys for taking your time out your day to help me figure this problem out.