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re: need help on 93 100S

Unfortunately the 92' and newer 100 has direct ignition, one coil per 
cylinder i.e. no distributor at all.

Anthony Chan, First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA.
92' 100 V6 Tornado Red.

On Mon, 12 Aug 1996 SOP8920@Siena.edu wrote:

> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 1:28:14 -0400 (EDT)
> From: SOP8920@Siena.edu
> To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: re: need help on 93 100S
> Seung writes:
> >HELP! My house guest washed my car today. As I was mowing the lawn I 
> >spotted him hosing water into the exhaust pipe, I was like, "What are you 
> >doing?!" 
> must be *really* boring in Md if your guests have nothing else to do but wash
> your car! :)
> > And when I finished I saw him hosing down the engine. 
> >Tonight as I was driving the car around town, I noticed the car idles 
> >rougher and is really really hesistant! Did he screw up my car? Would 
> >hosing down the engine and the exhaust do that to a car? She ran so 
> >smoothly and quietly until this happened! What to do? Do I have to kill 
> >this guy or what?
> Sounds like you ended up with water in your distributor cap maybe. Try opening
> up the cap and drying everything off. Since a few companies sell de-greasing
> chemicals which are designed to be sprayed onto your engine and then hosed off,
> I don't think that hosing down a motor would damage it. I de-greased my Toyota
> Mr2's engine a few years back, and as per directions, I wrapped up the
> distributor cap with plastic and tried to avoid electrics with the water spray. 
> After wards I had a rough-idle condition. This turned out to be a loose vacuum
> hose. 
>    BTW the loose vacuum hose diagnosis was courtesy of a mechanic who came into
> the place I was working towing a 968 in full racing regalia. I don't know what
> class or anything else about racing, but he found that loose hose in about 10
> secs. I spent hours pondering what the heck I had done wrong. :)
>                                -Osman Parvez
>                                 89 200q
>                                 Albany NY