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.
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