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re: fuel distributor 5ks

Frank, something in your description of the problem makes me wonder if you
are having an electrical problem and not one of fuel starvation.  You
indicate the tach will go quickly to zero, I realize you are not saying that
as a measured event but essentially mean 'very quickly.'  But if you just
turn off the ignition of an engine turning at 4k it will take a second or
two to spool down, certainly not 1/4 of a second.  But just for grins,
thoroughly lube your ignition switch and see if it makes a difference.  WD40
is fine.

Would also be instructive to examine the fuel pressures coming out of the
distributor.  Know anybody that has a gauge set?  Tape the gauge to the
outside of the windshield and go for a drive while looking a the pressures
of any one of the injector lines.  If the distributor is clogged then you
could see erratic and rapidly changing pressures.

I assume you've changed the fuel filter recently.  Seems to me that the fuel
pump inlet screen and the fuel filter all would see clogging before the

Regards, Gross Scruggs

> ----------
> From: Frank Walian[SMTP:walian@worldnet.att.net]
> Reply To: walian@worldnet.att.net
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 1999 5:44 PM
> To: quattro
> Subject: fuel distributor 5ks
> Hello all,
>     I have a 5ks with 118k mi and it is currently having major hiccup
> problems. While driving the car will sputter and hiccup. Even when going
> down the highway at 65 mph sometimes/often will hiccup and the engine
> will cut off completely. The tach will go from reading 4000RPM to dead
> in 1/4 of a sec. I brought the car into a local shop and the said the
> problem was the fuel distributor and that it is getting clogged or
> something. Anyway they want about $1600 for a new fuel distributor and
> injectors. The injectors are marginal and he said that If I replace the
> fuel distributor I should replace the injectors as well. My dilemma is I
> don't know if a fuel distributor will cause these symptoms. I don't want
> to spend money for a fuel distributor if that can't be the problem. The
> car always starts but will stall at any given moment, though sometimes
> it runs fine (now a rare occasion). I usually have to goose the gas
> pedal at stop lights to help keep it from stalling though sometimes this
> doesn't help. I replaced the fuel filter 2 years ago and put less than
> 20k on the car since.
> Does anybody know where I can get a remanufactered fuel distributor for
> a 87 5ks or know someone that rebuilds them or has one for sale???
> Thanks in advance.
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