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Re: C'mon, man--help!
When did you last change your fuel filter, Richard?
'91 200q 270k km
From: Richard Haroutunian <Richard_Haroutunian@inso.com>
To: A24k4x4@aol.com <A24k4x4@aol.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: C'mon, man--help!
>Well.. I went through a phase where I was using the cheaper Bosch
>Platinums. They were horrible. I had hard-starting problems right away.
>So I consulted the list and was told to avoid those like the plague.
>Then, I switched to the regular Bosch 'Silver's -- stock. Things have been
>fine ever since.. BUT, recently, this new problem began rearing it's ugly
> hesitation at higher (3K+) RPMs
> loss of power at highway speeds -- downshifting doesn't help
> hard-starting in the morning (real hard lately)
> generally feels like it's not getting enough fuel - it skips when the
> pedal is nearly floored.
>BUT -- the car runs and idles FINE.
>I experienced similar problems with my other quattro last year (4KSQ) --
>and it was the fuel pump. It finally choked in the middle of traffic in
>The buzzing of the fuel pump seems to fluctuate when I turn things on (e.g.
>defrost, heated seats, etc.) -- and it does appears to be getting louder.
>Someone else on the list suggested it may be hoses going in our out of the
>turbo -- but the turbo registers 1.3-1.4 like clockwork -- and it doesn't
>feel like a lack of boost..
>It feels like fuel starvation. Help if you can -- Thanks!