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Re: Car unused for 3 days - now it won't start. Any ideas anyone ?
Thanks for the advice.
Actually the engine started after a firm, but light "neandertahl" punch on
the fueldistributor just above the FUEL-pressure frequency-valve..
But i've got other problems now...
----- Original Message -----
From: Bernard Littau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Kenn Thyrsted <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: Car unused for 3 days - now it won't start. Any ideas anyone ?
> Hi Kenn,
> Unlikely the freq valve (like, no chance) as this controls the boost from
> the turbo by limiting the boost. Not an issue for starting.
> I would say, as you likely surmised, the dry plugs point to the fuel
> delivery system as a likely problem.
> Can you crank it a pull the codes? Do you have the Bentley? I would work
> through the won't start path the Bentley describes before I did too much
> else. Even though it seems it is not getting fuel, that may be due to a
> Hall Sensor or some other unfathomable item being non-functional.
> I'm new at this level of Audi stuff, so I won't be too much more help.
> Bernard Littau
> Woodinville, WA
> '88 5kcstq
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenn Thyrsted <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Quattropedia <email@example.com>
> Date: Monday, August 09, 1999 2:03 PM
> Subject: Car unused for 3 days - now it won't start. Any ideas anyone ?
> >Hi guys.
> >I left my car in the garage unused for 3 days, and now it wont start.
> >Cranks OK.
> >Ignition OK
> >Fuel pump running.
> >FP relay clicking.
> >Spark plugs absolutely dry.
> >Engine runs briefly if "hand primed" through the spark-plugholes.
> >Obviously something CIS-related.
> >Maybe the freq-valve - but how do i test it ?
> >ANY help on what to test, and howto would be greatly appreciated.
> >'87 200 TQavant (at present just as useful as any non-starting 2wd )