[Es2] Sucks to be me (Ignition Woes/thanks to S-car list) - longish
davekase at pdqlocks.com
Fri Jul 21 16:23:22 EDT 2006
Matt twentyV wrote:
>And it will all be worth it when the boost guage
>twists up to 20psi...
>--- David Kase <davekase at pdqlocks.com> wrote:
>>So...I got the AAN powered e//S2 up and running
>>again on all 5.
>>Last week I mysteriously dropped two cylinders after
>>I had changed the
>>aux rad on the car. I found it after I had just
>>finished buttoning up
>>the car after the rad change and went to pull it
>>outside. I looked
>>around and found nothing obvious and as it was 11PM,
>>I threw in the
>>towel for the night.
>>The next morning I visited Audifans and, within
>>minutes, found my exact
>>problem (no spark in all conditions). The problem
>>described a bad POS
>>and a nifty fix for it. I went home with a happy
>>face and started the
>>repair. I quickly found that the repair had already
>>been done ( the
>>repair can only been done once). Crap.
>>So...I thought I needed a new POS. I called Chris
>>at F5 and he
>>overnited one to me. Since it was after hours it
>>was going to actually
>>be two days. So, I went to the local Audi garage and
>>got two new POS's
>>to try. I popped them in and...the same miss!
>>Hmmm, must be a bad coil. Up until this point I
>>thought I had only one
>>dead cylinder. I pulled the injector plugs one at a
>>time and found two
>>bad cylinders. Shit, two bad coils at $125 each...
>>Well, I could return the POS's to the local garage
>>and save the $250 for
>>the coils and buy the 1.8T kit for $355. I
>>contacted 034 and none could
>>be had for at least two weeks. I was then directed
>>(by the list) to
>>check with Apikol. Brendan went to work and whipped
>>one up for me in
>>one day and overnited it to me (Brendan rocks!).
>>I received the Apokol kit (absolutely beautiful kit,
>>and stock looking) and popped it on in minutes flat.
>> Now, here is where
>>I find the /real/ problem.
>>I unplugged the old harness without paying much
>>attention. When I went
>>to plug the new one it I see there are four (?)
>>plugs. Up until this
>>point I only thought there were the two going to the
>>POS's. Clearly an
>>AAN newbie mistake.
>>Well, when I went to plug in the "other" two plugs I
>>found the harness
>>in the car had the plugs, but the plugs had no
>>wait...how can the plug stay, well, /plugged/ if
>>there is no housing
>>with a retaining clip? The answer is, it can but
>>not for long. One of
>>the damn plugs came apart (as there was nothing but
>>contact friction to
>>hold it together) and /that /was my problem all
>>I did not do the conversion myself so I did have
>>someone to blame. What
>>lame brain would actually leave those plugs like
>>that!!! Son of a b*tch!!!
>>So, I cut good connectors off my old (but good)
>>coils packs and soldered
>>them in place. Car runs like a champ but my bank
>>account is a good
>>Thanks to all that helped. The UrS car guys
>>tolerated my (AAN) newbie
>>status and lack of searching the archives. They
>>Special thanks to Eric, Chris, Brendan, and anyone
>>else I may have
>>Now to fix the DP gasket that blew out when I hooked
>>the POS's up
>>backwards and it backfired...
>>in Audi hell (hit the S2 bumper pulling out of a
>>parking lot yesterday,
>>today I see that it popped out one of the S2 bumper
>>somebody shoot me)
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