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Re: 5KCSTQ:hard starting
I forget who wrote that you can screw around with the mixture adjustment,
but it might be bad advice, not only on a standard CIS car, but espec. on
a turbo. First, pull a plug to determine if the car is running too rich
or lean. If it has a nice medium brown color, it's not the mixture.
Rarely do I see the mixture far enough off to cause starting problems.
Remember that if the cold start system is working, extra fuel is dumped
in anyway, why goof with the rest of the injection? Besides, if you do
not have the equipment to sniff the tailpipe emmiss. you may be just
winging it, and if you run lean on a turbo motor..... you get the idea.
If you absolutely must play with the mixture and don't have the right
tools, remember that C.Clock wise is lean and Clock wise is rich. Find
the spot in between that doesn't change the tone of the motor. It should
be within a one turn (360 deg.) find the middle ground between lean and
rich, when the idle starts to fluctuate on either end. Go half way and
then just a tiny bit more towards rich. That should get you in the ballpark.
Otherwise, leave it alone! BTW system pressure in the accumulator is ONLY
for hot-starts, not for cold. That pressure that is stored will only last
an hour or two, until the motor cools. Check your cold start system first.