[Es2] "Cranky" (eS2 project report)

Matt twentyV matt_20v at yahoo.com
Wed May 19 10:42:23 EDT 2004

There were 2 different fuel pumps fitted to cq's,
and the FA is unclear if not wrong on which VINs
had which one.  Mine uses the expensive one, but
maybe you'll be lucky and need the cheaper one (less
than $200).  Best to pull it out and note the
p/n.  Try some of the dismantlers- Force-5, Dads,
Good luck, and congrats on the progress.

--- Jimmy Pribble <Jimmy at texasbankers.com> wrote:
> Last night was scheduled to be "start night" for the
> eS2, but unfortunately,
> it ended-up only being "crank night."
> We filled the car with fluids, double-checked some
> critical points, and
> hooked-up the battery.  Our first step was to close
> the kill switch to feed
> power to the fuse box.  I can't tell you what a
> thrill it was to see the
> dash lights come on!  No electrical fire yet, so we
> moved to the next step -
> trying to crank the car (no ECU).  Ken turned the
> key, but nothing happened.
> After much frustrated poring over schematics and
> checking of the wiring, we
> finally tested the #8 relay, which acts only as a
> bridge in the fuse box,
> and it was dead.  So, we made a temporary bridge out
> of some wire and tried
> again.  This time, the started turned.
> Next, I felt brave enough to try the ECU.  A couple
> of months ago, Steve
> Eiche mentioned somebody frying their ECU on an eS2
> project.  Since I'm the
> one who did the wiring for my car, I was
> exceptionally paranoid about
> hooking-up the ECU.  Anyway, we gave it a shot, but
> the car just cranked.
> We checked the fuel pump wiring and found it to be
> correct, but the fuel
> pump itself was dead.  For those that don't know
> (this email is being
> cross-posted), the fuel pump sits inside the gas
> tank.  Two years of sitting
> around in old, nasty, funky-assed gas had killed it.
>  We never thought the
> project would take this long, so we didn't properly
> deal with the gas tank,
> gas, and fuel pump issue.  Ken said this was common
> with some Audis that sit
> for too long, and the same thing had happened to his
> UrQuattro fuel pump.
> He also said these fuel pumps are quite expensive
> ($300+).
> Unfortunately, I'm out of money for the time being,
> so until I replenish my
> funds, I will be stuck contemplating my next step. 
> If I can find a cheap
> salvage pump, I might do that (Scotty D., help a
> brutha out?).  But, given
> the cost of a new pump, I might think about a fuel
> cell, which I want for
> racing anyway, and which will give me much more
> flexibility wrt to fuel
> pumps.  I can go with an aftermarket pump, or maybe
> with something I can get
> over the local Ford parts counter for cheap.  I have
> no idea, so let the
> research begin.
> Interestingly, I'm not all that disappointed.  Just
> seeing the car
> struggling to regain consciousness was such a thrill
> (and no electrical
> fires!) that the dead fuel pump did not dampen my
> spirits at all.  Besides,
> unlike some of my UrQuattro's problems, this issue
> is known completely and
> has at least one simple solution (R&R fuel pump).  
> The mission of "start
> night" was a success in that the whole goal of
> rushing to start the car,
> wasn't to drive the car (no seat, no belts, no
> exhaust, no lights, lots of
> other issues), but was to boost our resolve. 
> Mission accomplished.  Now I
> can calm down and continue with some of the other
> meticulous and boring (but
> necessary) aspects of the conversion, while I
> research the fuel pump issue
> and wait for my racing seat from England.
> Cheers,         
> Jimmy P.
> '00 A6 2.7t "Bouncy"
> '93 S4 (RIP) "Sparky"
> '90 eS2 "Cranky"
> '83 UrQuattro "Smoky"
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