Won't stay running

Mike Sylvester msylvester at verizon.net
Wed Mar 31 18:09:53 EST 2004

Most likely you have a large vacuum leak.
Just having the oil cap loose will stall a CIS turbo engine.

Mike Sylvester

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
To: "Deanna Adams" <rdadams at lamar.colostate.edu>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: Won't stay running

> At 9:25 AM -0700 3/31/04, Deanna Adams wrote:
> >We recently purchased a 1990 200 and it has started acting up recently.
> >the morning when I start it it won't stay running so I have to sit with
> >foot on the gas pedal.  When I come to a stop sign it will sometimes just
> >die on me and I have to let it sit for about one minute and then it will
> >start.  Some days I have to keep my foot on the gas when at a stop light
> >some days it idles fine.  I can't locate a book.  So can someone tell me
> >this is the idle or the choak and if so where are they located so I can
> >to adjust them????  Thanks for your help.
> Robert,
> This is a CIS(constant injection system) related question, so it is
> probably best asked on the main quattro list since 200q20v's are EFI;
> the systems are very different.
> However, neither system has an idle adjustment.  CIS cars have cold
> enrichment valves; both also have idle stabilization valves(which
> bypass the throttle) to control speed(on both, the ISV can get gummed
> up with oil; throttle body cleaner will do nicely).  Sometimes
> problems like these can be caused by a faulty temperature sender,
> causing the ECU to not activate the cold enrichment valve.
> Brett
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