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Re: V8 Starting Woes
Same hot weather starting problem happened to me over the July 4th
holiday in my wife's '91 V8Q. When we got back home, the dealer said it
was the oxygen sensor which seems to have fixed the problem since it
gets relatively hot were we live as well. Audi says you should
change-out the Ox Sensor at 60k miles, but as these things are rather
expensive, I have always opted to wait until they fail since when it
happens it causes some problems but is not usually catastrophic. I have
an '88 5ks with 142k miles and the Ox sensor has never been replaced.
This car starts and runs well. It also just passed the California smog
Regards - Bill Draeger
'90 V8Q (mine)
'91 V8Q (wife's)
'88 5ksw (spare & plywood carrier)
> -=> Quoting Tshib <=-
> Ts> A year ago, my 1990 V8 had trouble starting in the Summer. On hot
> Ts> days, I had trouble starting the car after parking it in the sun. It
> Ts> did not happen often, but was very annonying. The dealer diagnozed (I
> Ts> do not remember the diagnosis) and fixed the problem, including an very
> Ts> expensive distributor replacement. The car started just fine until
> Ts> recently. It is very hot again and the problem seems to have gotten
> Ts> worse. I now have trouble starting the car 1 out of 2 times if parked
> Ts> in the sun. Has anyone had the same problem? I will take it to the
> Ts> dealer this week, but would appreciate any heads up! Thanks!!!
> A friend of mine had the exact same problem with his '90
> V8Q. The problem was the crank position sensor (maybe
> officially referred to as flywheel position sensor?).
> It took Audi over 3 weeks to get the part.
> '90 V8Q
> '84 5KS
> '85 300TD (this week)
> ... RAM DISK is NOT an installation procedure!
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