[Es2] It's Alive!
bklumper at mdbworld.com
Wed Jul 21 01:01:42 EDT 2004
Great news Jimmy! I knew it wouldn't take long! Now for that oil
light...feel free to pick my brain on this one. I feel like I know the
system better than the boys at Ingolstadt!
Sounds to me like you have the wires on the two-prong oil pressure sender
reversed. Of course, I'm sure that's the first thing you checked! Also make
sure you have an RPM signal going to T26b/23 - that's where my fault was.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jimmy Pribble" <Jimmy at texasbankers.com>
To: <es2 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 9:27 PM
Subject: [Es2] It's Alive!
> The eS2 started and idled tonight for the first time!
> There was a massive vacuum leak in the plastic crossmember tube, which I
> patched tonight with some epoxy. It probably isn't a great long-term
> solution, but it's holding for now. Anyway, after making the repair, I
> cranking the car again to no avail. I tried and tried, but nothing. I was
> walking around the car in frustration, wondering what to check next when I
> realized that I didn't smell any gasoline. After wondering for a moment if
> had killed another fuel pump, I realized someone had removed the fuel pump
> fuse. Eric!!! I put the fuse back in and after a couple of tries, the car
> came to life!
> Unfortunately, I got an oil light and my oil pressure gauge was pegged
> beyond 5 Bar, even while barely idling, so that tells me that I have
> probably wired the autocheck and oil pressure gauge wrong. Not surprising
> considering the other wiring mistakes I have made. Even so, my wiring
> doesn't guarantee that something else isn't wrong, so I had to shut-down
> car just to be prudent. Still, it was a blissful 30 seconds and it was fun
> just barely tapping on the gas pedal and having the lightened flywheel
> the revs to climb so quickly.
> Anyway, as soon as I lick the autocheck/gauge problem, the car will go for
> its first test drive. Report forthcoming.
> *Sigh* Back to my endless toil of poring over wiring diagrams.
> Jimmy "Sisyphus" Pribble
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