Cold Start (spark plugs?)
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 5 17:27:50 EST 2002
Thanks for the info, but btdt as in my last post.
And as further follow on, checked out sjm and figured that Scott calls the
valve in question a flow regulating valve. From there now understand how it
So from there two more questions:
-anybody know how to check it, or...what vacuum pressure the large opening
is supposed to close at, and
-anybody in Seattle with a vacuum pump/meter that might want to lend a hand?
>Give a gander at the crankcase breather hose while you're there.
>When it collapses, it causes oil/oil vapor to be forced into the
>distributor. Not causing your problem, but something to watch out for.
>Also- I had trouble with my 200q20v under certain conditions, always when
>cold; it would be fussy for about 15-20 seconds of running, as if it were
>burning off some fuel that was lying around. Almost always when 40-50 and
>humid; I used to work in Boston right on the fort point channel, and the
>lot was about 1000 yards from the harbor, and I could tell when the car
>would give me trouble by how the air felt.
>Never figured it out. I've had the problem since I bought the car, and
>countless items that could have been the cause have been replaced(there
>aren't many.) My strong suspicion has always been on the injectors. Some
>day, they'll get sent in for an overhaul...
Sounds like fun!
Maybe if I can get to the bottom of this, the info might spill over to your
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