No power when the car is cold

start

#1

I have an I30, 2000, which lugs and chugs for a minute or two til it warms up. No power, strong smell of fuel in the exhaust, and the tach goes up and down. What is the problem?


#2

Is the CEL light on? If not, I’m suspecting a possible faulty fuel pressure regulator.


#3

Or a faulty coolant temperature sensor.