b.benz at charter.net
Wed Oct 10 16:02:11 PDT 2007
What were the codes after the 30 Min warm up?
Do you hear the FP when switching to ON? I can’t hear mine, replaced
with the smaller pump, so this may not be a meaningful test.
You could crack a line to the FI manifold after it has been sitting
over nite to see if you still have pressure, and/or run the PR return
line into a bucket to check pump flow at pressure.
Don’t use cruse control on that driveway, especially in winter.
On Oct 10, 2007, at 1:38 PM, Mike Miller wrote:
> Thanks Phil and thanks to all that replied.
> As I have no Check Engine Light, I had to dig an LED out of an old
> computer case and set it up to read the codes. I had already pulled
> the fuses so there were no codes stored so, while I had the jumper/
> LED hooked up, I turned on the ignition and attempted to crank it
> over to see if it would generate a code. To my amazement, it
> started. I let it run about 30 mins to re-charge the battery and it
> has started fine everytime since. I do *not* have a real high
> confidence level that the car will not strand me somewhere. I did
> get the car to cough and try to start finally when using starting
> fluid so I ruled out electrical/timing after that.
> I've had the car about 2 years and 40k miles and have a lot of
> receipts from prior owners. I do not see where the fuel pump has
> been replaced. It does appear to have a bad check valve in the fuel
> pump as it takes a lot of cranking when hot and the weather is hot
> - seems to be fine when cold and the weather is cold. I may pull a
> fairly new fuel pump from one of the parts cars I have and just
> replace it.
> Also a strange issue with the cruise control - it works fine in
> warm weather and just about not at all in cold(40ish) weather.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Phil Rose
> To: 200q20V mailing list
> Cc: Mike Miller
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:12 PM
> Subject: Re: Dead
> At 11:02 AM -0700 10/10/07, Bernie Benz wrote:
>> Codes? Previous start history?
> Yeh, what Bernie said.
> Do you get any spark while cranking? If not, don't be surprised to
> find something weird like a broken camshaft distr. gear (the one that
> turns the distributor gear)--or even a missing flywheel timing pin.
> Both (yes both!) of those happened to my car during the same week,
> just a couple of months ago. Hopefully it will be something much
> simpler than either of those.
> * Phil & Judy Rose Rochester, NY *
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