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Re: Hot Start Problem
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this solution and I don't know if my
problem is the same as yours because mine only happened in the winter. It
started fine in the morning, but a warm start 1 hour later was dicey. The
dealer replaced the fuel pressure valve. That also was a suggestion from a
Audi newsgroup reader. It cost under $ 100.00 and you KNOW that doesn't
happen too often.
Bhatti, Mohammed K 001 wrote:
> This is for a 1988 80 Quattro.
> I know that this has been discussed extensively (having gone through the
> archives) but my internet connection is down and I don't think my car is
> going to start when I leave for home this evening.
> Diconnection of the cold start valve has been mentioned to improve
> starting. I'd like to know where this thing is exactly before I go
> pulling off something I shouldn't. Starting is becoming a problem,
> especially with the warm weather. Morning starts are ok. Late
> afternoon starts after the car has been in the parking lot for a few
> hours, can be interesting.
> Looking at the engine from the top, on the left side of the engine block
> (I believe just below the manifold?) I see a wire harness connected to
> some sort of electrical device. Is this the cold start valve or am I
> way off?
> What is the ultimate solution for this? A previous archive has
> mentioned replacing the fuel-injectors and installing a new injector
> cooling fan thermoswitch. Would installing a new injector cooling fan
> thermoswitch work just as well?