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Re: Off and Running + Darwin Candidate

At 01:16 PM 7/25/96 -0400, you wrote:
>>Especially the QCUSA thread just starting...  ;-)
>What?  Who Me?  Blast the QCUSA??  Never!........  NOT!

I almost drove up from Memphis last night. Course I didn't have yer
number... Good thing I called the wife first. The Caravan's at the dealer.
It almost blew up on her. My fault... I was in the process of redoing the
exhaust and the *&^*() Maremont replacement system didn't fit. Left it as is
with the new muffler on, planning to redo it after I got back. Looks like
that old exhaust blew just a 'leedle' too close to the gas tank :-(   So if
I'm lucky, all I've got to replace is the fool pump - I imagine it fried
under a massive vapor lock. If I'm not lucky, it'll be fool pump, injectors,
O2 sensor, cat, plus, of course, fixing the exhaust - the original problem.

For mandatory Audi content, did the trip 17 hours driving time each way.
Mileage varied from 27 (70-72 mph) to 23.5 (85+++). Had some great 100 mph
blasts through mountains outside Chattanooga. If you ever get the chance to
be  over by Fort Smith, drive the Pig trail... Yer Audi will luv ya. Left
Fayetteville yesterday @ 5:30 pm, got home 4:30 pm.

Have you ever 'felt' a ignition timing cutback on yer beast? I feel like I'm
getting one under normal running conditions - about every 30-40 seconds. I'm
gonna replace the plug wires this month to make sure it ain't that, and then
figure a way to splice in a fuel pressure meter. I'm either experiencing a
miss, a fuel pressure problem, or an ignition cutback. It's like a momentary
loss of power - say 1/2 what you feel when you hit the fuel pump cutout.

I've also experienced some kind of cutout at full boost - 1.8-1.9 bar, 93
octane, no knock - momentary, but just like hitting the cutoff. Fuel pump is
quiet. Also, at idle sometimes it, like, 'hiccups' as if it was trying to stop.

********************************AUDI FAN******************************
EMCM(SW) Dave Head (nuclear grade electrician)
87 5KCSTQ 170K miles and now counting (after $230.00 to repair...)
1.9 bar boost (charlie spring, no shim) - @ 1.3 the shuttle launches!
Maitland FL