Hard started when warm

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sat Feb 16 17:26:03 EST 2002

I don't doubt your diagnosis, or that you solved your problem. But
that you (or anyone) can replace the 200q20v fuel pump in 15-20
minutes (complete job) is almost beyond belief. Am I the only lister
who is so flabbergasted?


At 4:47 PM -0500 2/16/02, stevequattro at aol.com wrote:
>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

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