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Re: Symptoms of bad timing belt? (Weird start/idle...) 4000SQ

Thanks for the quick replies.

On Wed, 6 Aug 1997, Robert Myers wrote:

> Based upon my vast experience with my Audis, I feel qualified at least to
> give you some "half-vast" suggestions.  :-)
> At 02:36 AM 8/6/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >My 85 4000SQ has problems restarting when hot (sometimes).  It will turn
> >over great, but if and when it decides to start, its RPMs start way
> >low and then pull up to normal in about 2 secs.
> Cold start valve?

Graham also mentioned this, and I'd like to check it out.  Is there
usually one part that needs to be replaced (e.g. warmup regulator or
thermo (sp?) switch)?

BTW, when poking around looking for this, I found a loose spring under
the assembly that controls the fuel input.  (Throttle?  Anyway, you
turn it to rev the engine.)  I am not sure what it is supposed to do -
looks like there's another spring there in place.  Now I am wondering
if this might be the source of some of my woes.

85 4000SQ
Annandale, Virginia