Starting Procedures

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Tue Aug 2 09:22:16 EDT 2005


Check for codes....if none consider residual fuel pressure...or lack thereof

Could be the fuel pressure regulator, the vacuum line to it, check valve on 
the fuel pump...
or leaking fuel lines.

After replacing vacuum lines, fuel pump, tank breather hoses, fuel filter, 
fuel pressure regulator, my Indigo wagon STILL has hot start/hot day 
starting issues....I think that the next step is to invest in a iso bubble 
flaring tool and start replacing fuel lines ( they look pretty ugly)


At 08:40 AM 8/2/2005, Kerry Griffith wrote:
>The 3b manual clearly states "Do not depress accelerator pedal while
>starting the 217 hp engine. This applies at any outside temperature."
>Roughly 20% of the time my car will not start following this procedure.
>Starts fine if accelerator is depressed. New ISV  (> $300
>w/labor-ouch!) has made no difference. Archive search led to
>unconfirmed recommendations for Ventil Sauber.
>As we say in (or under) the hood, what up?
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1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1991 90 20v Q Red
1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)

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