Weird MC engine problem
v8q at bellsouth.net
Fri Aug 9 20:45:36 EDT 2002
Not sure if this helps, but an old trick on 4 cylinders was to rotate
all plug wires by one - it would idle fine, then cough, spit, gasp and
die as soon as you put any load on it...
james accordino wrote:
> Please let me/us know what the final outcome is. It
> might save one of us some serious trouble down the
> road. Gook luck.
> Jim Accordino
> --- Phil Payne <quattro at isham-research.com> wrote:
> > It's not flooding. CO stays constant right to the
> > end.
> > True.
> > Nope. No wash and the distributor has been out and
> > cleaned so many times ...
> > The only oddity - at some time someone has scratched
> > a 'new' alignment mark in the top of the
> > distributor body wall. It's about 5 degrees
> > advanced from Audi's mark.
> > > You're not off by one on the plugs, by chance?
> > Maybe swapped two leads? I
> > > suppose it might idle in such a state, though I
> > have not tried this.
> > Firing order is correct.
> > I should mention that the car is at a turbo
> > specialist - Turbotronic in Woodville. It has
> > every diagnostic device known to man hooked up to
> > it.
> > --
> > Phil Payne
> > http://www.isham-research.com
> > +44 7785 302 803
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