Hard starting when warm (again)

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed Aug 28 23:16:34 EDT 2002

At 9:37 PM +0200 8/28/02, Eyvind Spangen wrote:
>I have a problem with starting my 200q20v. It starts fine when it's
>hot or cold, but needs at least 10 seconds of cranking when warm.
>Somebody suggested injectors, but wouldn't that give a problem when
>cold too?
>Somebody else suggested the ECU temperature sensor, can it be
>Any other tips?

This was discussed here just a few days ago. A very common remedy for
this type of problem is to replace the check-valve at the fuel pump.
I almost did that job yesterday-- until I realized that the pump
would need to be completely removed to do it.  Instead of installing
the used check valve I happened to have, I decided to wait until I
got a brand-new valve.

Of course if you've already had the new style ("slim") fuel pump
installed in your car, there is no external check valve, so your
problem would have to be solved some other way.


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q	(135 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (58 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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