Bump Starting

Ingo Rautenberg irautenberg at comcast.net
Sat Nov 30 09:17:58 EST 2002


Don't know how things turned out, but I wouldn't hesitate with the bump
starting, especially considering the dual cats and Motronic (maybe I'm just
crazy ;-) .  So nothing changed when you attempted a jump start?  Curious.
These cars are tough on batteries and even one that's slightly discharged or
has a bad cell can "appear" to be good.

Keep us appraised.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 2:43 PM
Subject: Bump Starting

> I was thinking of bumpstarting my 200q20v with the nonresponsive starter
> get it home to work on, but the Bentley warns against doing that.  Says
> it's not good for the catalytic converter and "might damage other
> parts".  I could see how a bunch of raw gas going into the cat wouldn't be
> good for it, but my car was running great before I parked it, so I'd think
> it would fire right up with just a couple turnovers via the gear
> train.  What else might get damaged?  I'm thinking of towing at just a
> couple miles an hour and letting the clutch out in fourth gear.
> _______________________________________________
> 200q20v mailing list
> 200q20v at audifans.com
> http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/200q20v

More information about the 200q20v mailing list