Hard started when warm

stevequattro at aol.com stevequattro at aol.com
Sat Feb 16 16:47:25 EST 2002

In a message dated 02-02-14 11:41:08 EST, you write:

<<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?>>

There are certainly many variables but I will throw in my experience.

My 200 20v (140k) would start fine cold and after short trips.  But If I were
on a long trip (~2-3hrs), it would take 5-10 seconds to start after a rest
area/food stop.  It would also persist for a couple of days after the long
It took a few trips and 6-8 months for me to realize that there was a pattern.

I did not feel that the accumulator would be intermittent in this fashion,
nor did is seem like the FPR.

I figured on a tired fuel pump acting up after running for couple of hours,
so I ordered a Bosch pump from Rod.
Took about 15-20 minutes to install with no tools needed.

Presto.  Starts perfect every time now.  Been on 3 long trips since then,
everything is still great.

Good luck,
Steve Hauptmann
South Carolina

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