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RE: Blue Smoke at Start-up

My 84 5000S T had the same symptom accompanied with an extended cranking
time.  Mine definitely had symptoms of a flooded engine. Does yours
require extra cranking time?  If you have the extended cranking time I
would consider the injectors as a possible solution.  I changed the
injectors a few weeks back on mine and it cured my blue/black smoke
during start up and it starts normally.  I'm an Audi newbie, so it's
just my $.02
Rene Curry
Grosse Ile, MI 

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Greg R Wilson [SMTP:greg.wilson@centimark.com]
>Sent:	Wednesday, May 26, 1999 1:44 PM
>To:	quattro@audifans.com
>Subject:	Blue Smoke at Start-up
>I've noticed in my review mirror that when I start my car, especially after
>it has been sitting for a few hours, there is a blue-white cloud.  Oil
>consumption is quite low (1/3 to 1/2 quart every 4,000 miles), so I don't
>believe the valve guides are bad at this point.  I read recently that
>bad/old fuel injectors could cause the problem - specifically blue smoke at
>start-up.  The car often hesitiates when trying to drive away cold.  I was
>wondering if anyone could confirm or deny the injector theory.  And if
>injector replacement is the correct answer, is it a difficult job, e.g. how
>long, special tools, been there done that tips, etc.  Always appreciate the
>86 5000 TQ   128k