Hard start/long cranking time

Eyvind Spangen eyvind.spangen at c2i.net
Fri Jul 5 22:34:39 EDT 2002

When my 200 is warm, it needs about 8-10 seconds to start. When it is
cold or hot, it starts just fine. Needs extra cranking time only when
warm, like when it has been sitting for 30 minutes to 2 hours in
summer temperature.

What can this be? I've been thinking about residual fuel pressure
bleeding down, but it can't take several seconds for the fuel pump to
build pressure again? If it was fuel pressure, it would have been hard
to start when cold too, right?

I've recently replaced all old hoses (the small vacuum hoses and the
CCV hose), the CCV hose was _really_ bad, felt just like a sponge, it
disintegrated in my hands..

BTW, the PO chipped the car, now the boost pressure displayed in the
display is 0.8 with the ignition on and the engine not running, maybe
the ECU pressure sensor is changed too, if I multiply with 1.25, I get
1.0 which should be correct. I can get the display to show 1.8, that
would be 2.25 absolute pressure, that would be about correct for a
chipped car?

E. Spangen (uten penger)
'90 Audi 200TQ 20v (uten skilter)
'96 DBS Kilimanjaro (uten problemer)

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