problems with 85 coupe starting
Nate.Beck at netiq.com
Fri Sep 13 14:49:43 EDT 2002
I had to break down and take the car to a shop. I have guard this weekend
and I needed my car.
It turned out to be a couple of things.
1. Hole in the intake boot. I could not find it when I had the boot off,
but when the car was starting it was sucking massive air into it.
2. Transistors on the distributor were bad. Not sure if it was a
contributing factor or not though.
it only cost me $87 dollars, and 75 of that was the part. The shop was very
nice, and the main mechanics drove 4kqt's and 4kq's.
I would recommend to the list, if you are in the Beaverton OR area, check
out German Auto Works on Nimbus rd. Very nice people, and good work also.
From: Huw Powell
To: Nate Beck
Cc: 'quattro at audifans.com'
Sent: 9/12/2002 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: problems with 85 coupe starting
> I have a 85 coupe gt. last night I took the intake boot off and put a
> airfilter in. I also found a intake hose with a huge hole in it. I
> the dealer and ordered the hose, while re-wrapping the old one with
> tape like it was before.
> I got in the car and it had some issues this morning. I would start
> car, it would run and then die. I attributed this to the hose with
> in it. I took the wifes car and went to the dealer and got the hose.
> came home and replaced the hose, and it still would not start.
You used to have a massive intake air leak, and it ran "ok," right? Now
you fixed the leak and it won't. That's because it was surely tuned to
run "ok" *with* that leak. You nixed the extra air, it is probably
running too rich now.
Adjust the static fule mixture by measuring control pressure actuator at
a warm idle... if you can get it to a warm idle.
You might get it to start easier by turning the 3mm hex adjustment about
1/3 of a turn at a time counter-clockwise first.
for some info and pictures:
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