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Re: [Fwd: 86 4ksq rev limiter]
In a message dated 9/16/99 6:54:39 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
<< Hi all!
I'm a newbee,so pleeeeaasssseeee be gentle.....
I am now the proud parts buyer, er um, OWNER of 1 1986 4000s quattro
it is in very decent shape bodywise (I'm in nova Scotia can. a VERY
for rust) AND the car runs beautifully but........
When I got the car the temp gauge did not work. Got home and noticed
on the thermostat housing was unplugged. I hooked it back up and the
works flawlessly; my problem is the low coolant idiot light starts
flashing the second
you turn the key to "ON" without even having started the engine
After following the threads for a bit I understand that there is also
a sensor for coolant
mixture...could this be the cause?
When you first turn on the ignition the light always flashes to let you know
that it is working prop. Should go out before it starts flashing again and if
it does flash again in under say 30 sec then your coolant is low if it takes
a while then you have a problem other than low coolant. If you read your
owners manual you would know how this works if you don't have an owners
manual GET ONE as it is really helpful and only 18 compared to the 80 of a
Bentley which doesn't tell you these things anyway.
next (related?) question::: (not related.)
the car starts instantly and runs smoothly and flawlessly and
pulls hard until approx.
Sounds way to early to me should run all the way up to 6300
rpm according to the tach. at this point the engine cuts out (it
is definitely some
kind of rev limiter in my opinion/experiences)
the engine will run all day at 5074 rpm but will not go
higher.....unless you clutch it and
pour on the fuel(actually,it still cuts out, but reciprocating inertia
carries the revs higher)
Could your tach be wrong? Maybe your ECM is faulty. Maybe bad fuel pump
Is this related to the temp sensor? i.e.: is the engine sensing an
and limiting the revs in a "limp home" mode?
ECM in this car doesn't have a limp home mode that I am aware of.
After this I don't know what to tell you.
I have precisely zero info with the car....my Bentley manual is
already on order though!
So many questions.....
next::: the console rotary dial for the diff locks: pos #1 light
comes on (yaayyy!!)
how can i tell if diff is ACTUALLY locked ????
pos #2 light does not come on do'oh!!
found vacuum line at rear diff plugged with a
bolt (sigh, why don't people
just get things fixed when they go awry??)
i plugged line back onto diff fitting.... still
no dash light (burnt-out?)
the car idles smoothly at 1000 rpm (should be
800) after hooking up
vacuum line, car now idles at 1150 or so.....
idle also seems to vary, sometimes 1150 or 1000
or 1500 or 900
or etc. it can be different every time you
stop at a light.....
question:::: a/c not working....i depressed the ac
schrader valve and got a
tiny little pffft of
pressure, obvious need for a leak check/
re-charge....if engine is sensing
an overheat condition,,does it
not kill the a/c to reduce engine
question:::(last one for today, i swear!!)
my clutch linkage is worn, i know
about the repair procedure
for pin etc.
previous owner swears to a recent
clutch assembly/slave cyl.
and i can see the new hyd. line
problem::: clutch engages about
1/2 inch off of being buried
carpet!!!!! clutch travel is all over and done
in the next 2
your humbled reader
Thought for the day: the lord looks after fools and little
children (and rookie Audi fans)?
86 adnoh civic
88 drocca ixe
74 yvehc rezalb (tow vehicle,as soon as it gets restored......)
83 yamaha rz350 (i love the smell of 2-stroke oil in the morning: it
p.s. why do young punks in 5 litre mustangs always want to race my
you should see their faces!!!( rz 350= 110kph in FIRST gear(out
god i love beating up on slack-jawed mouth breathers.....