Hard started when warm

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Feb 14 12:32:04 EST 2002

>My 200q20v is hard to start when warm (like sitting for about an
>hour), it will crank for 10-15 seconds before stumbling to life. When
>cold or at operating temperature, it starts immediately. Any good
>reasons for this?
>BTW, how do I find out if my Bose rear speakers belong to the series
>that will catch fire? Any other way than waiting for them to release
>the smoke? Right now, I have disconnected them, but the sound now is..
>well.. "not that good" with only the front speakers..

I wish I knew the answer to the "warm start" question. One of my two
cars (Lago) starts up beautifully-- within 2 or 3 cranks
(seconds)--regardless of engine temperature or time delay. The other
car (far less mileage, FWIW) is like yours--starts OK when cold, but
requires excessive cranking when restarted soon after the last
shutdown (up to about 60 minutes). Possibly it's from leaking
injector(s) or some other cause of fuel line pressure loss? I wonder
if malfunctioning engine-temp sensor (G60, I think) could be at
fault--making the ecu think it is always trying to start a "cold"

BTW, are you aware of _any_ fire or smoke damage occuring with this
system in Germany??? If you have the Bose amplified rear speakers
using a vertically oriented PC board, it's likely to be the same as
the ones we're  having problems with in the US. I believe the Nissan
Q45 Bose-recall included 1990 models, so it seems some  Bose amps
before 1991 can be involved. My rear speakers have also been
disconnected. I think Audi is just waiting us out-- before too long
we'll either die off, get Alzheimer's, sell car, be incinerated...


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q	(130 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (57 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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