i87 5kt intermittent no start
glenahan at vfemail.net
Wed May 14 05:40:48 PDT 2008
I have found some of the failure modes almost impossible to test.
But I did have one fail as if an immobilizer kicked in. cranked
great, never caught.
I will nto cause poor running, but will cause no running at all.
On May 13, 2008, at 8:35 PM, Dave Yentema wrote:
> Thats an interesting thought, I know the start position on my
> switch went bad at some point in its past, and a start button was
> wired in. How could i test that?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grant Lenahan"
> <glenahan at vfemail.net>
> To: "Dave Yentema" <yentemad at rider.edu>
> Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 8:13 PM
> Subject: Re: i87 5kt intermittent no start
>> dreaded ignition switch?
>> On May 13, 2008, at 7:17 PM, Dave Yentema wrote:
>>> Figures that when i finally get all of the right parts
>>> installed, my car doesn't want to run right. I took that plastic
>>> plug out that i had filling the hole for the idle screw, and
>>> installed the right one. Screwed it in until i heard the
>>> throttle switch click, then backed it off by about a half a
>>> turn. Car starts right up and runs like a champ, a little too
>>> high rpm, but was running very well. Shut it off, played with a
>>> few things like the isv, the throttle switch, etc and went to
>>> start the car again. It fired once but didn't catch and then
>>> didnt fire again until i turned the key off and back on again
>>> but still didn't catch. Went back out and played with some more
>>> things, took the MM hose off, cleaned the gunk off of the
>>> butterfly valve, backed the screw off a bit, etc. Tried it
>>> again, no luck. Tried one more time, but this time i punched the
>>> gas right as it fired and it caught and i held it at about 1500
>>> for a bit and let off. It stumbled around for a bit but
>>> eventually started idling beautifully. On a quick test drive it
>>> ran amazing as well. Shut it off and went to start again, and its
>>> doing it again... I used this as an excuse to get some new spark
>>> plugs (NGK bp6et)and it runs a lot smoother, but still has this
>>> Any ideas?
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