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Re: 86 5K TQ bugs - fuel injection?

You might want to check vaccuum/boost hoses.  First place I would look is
the intercooler/throttle body hose.  Check the underside for splits.  Then
look at the rest of you vaccuum stuff.  Hope that helps.

James Fawcett
86 5kTQ

On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, Livolsi, Stephane wrote:

> Bought the above car about a year ago and has run quite well up to now.
> Ever since buying it, there was the hot start problem. I couldn't find
> the problem so I wired up the cold start valve to a momentary switch in
> the dash.  Now, whenever the car won't start I just hit the switch,
> squirting some gas right into the intake manifold and the car starts
> (not smoothly though).  It works,  but I would still like to fix the
> actual problem which is... 
> Sometimes, after the car has been running, shut down and been sitting
> for anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, it JUST WON'T START. The engine
> doesn't cough or sputter or anything.  Just crank and crank and
> crank......
> When it eventually does go, there is no indication of flooding (smell of
> gas, black smoke)  Ergo, it is starving for fuel.  The thing that really
> doesn't make sense to me is that if it is starving, why does it
> eventually start, and keep running?  Any help out there?
> To make matters worse it has developed another problem recently.  It
> used to idle quite nicely right around 800 rpm.  All of a sudden it
> won't idle any more at all. If I take my foot off the gas it dies.
> After running a while, especially at high rpm (hey, I get carried away
> once in a while) the car won't totally die, but rpm drops to about 4-500
> rpm and is very rough. Even if I give it some gas to bring it up to 1500
> rpm it is a very rough idle.  
> Air filter and fuel filter are new. Spark plugs are not new, but I took
> them all out and they are in good shape.  Has anyone who has had similar
> problems and can you tell me what you did?
> Any help is greatly appreciated
> Stephane Livolsi
> 180 Yorston St
> Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
> ph 250-392-2637
> fax 250-392-2693
> '86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)