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Re: Bucking 4KCSQ Resets Clock!?
This happened to me,
check your intake ground wires, bet one is lose or off.
> The clock is the biggest clue ... the ECU is losing power for some reason.
> I'll bet you'll find that the fuse in the box that looks like a spare is now
> blown. There issems to be a fairly high frequency of this happening ... I
> think Ken Keith was the first one I heard about in detail. The power supply
> for the ECU also goes to the WOT & Idle switches on the throttle body
> (blk/blu if memory serves) ... and I think it even goes elsewhere. What I
> think is happening is that the insulation on this wire is wearing away at
> some point and allowing the wire to short to ground ... blowing the fuse
> eventually ...
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> > ----------
> > From: Peter Tengstrand[SMTP:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Sunday, November 15, 1998 7:52 AM
> > To: Quattro List
> > Subject: Bucking 4KCSQ Resets Clock!?
> > The other night while driving home in my '87 4KCSQ it started to buck.
> > Not hesitate but buck. Just once, every few minutes - randomly. The
> > strange thing is I noticed it reset the clock (computer) on the dash but
> > everything else seemed to be working normally. In fact there was no
> > light flicker or any other abnormal behavior - the LED's in the center
> > console didn't even blink and the radio continued to operate.
> > I got home okay and the next morning I able to get it started but
> > barely keep it running - so I drove my other '87 4KCSQ to work :-)
> > (always keep a spare Quattro on hand). Anyway, I got a chance to look at
> > the car last weekend and it started and ran fine! What gives? I started
> > driving it again but after a few days the same thing only much less
> > frequently.
> > One last bit of info, I haven't had to put new gas in it since this
> > bucking started - I don't know if that maters but I thought I'd mention
> > it.
> > I look to the wisdom (and hard earned lessons) of the list.
> > Cheers,
> > Peter
> > 2 x '87 4KCSQ