[urq] Out from winter sleep

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Fri Apr 14 08:28:43 EDT 2006

You just HAD to reply with that, didn't you?  My Urq was listening.  
Extremely difficult warm start after 10 minutes or two hours.  Not  
sure what yet.  Not hot out, either (though above70).  Thinking  
either crank timing or position sensor or flakey Hall sending unit or  
possible fuel Vapor lock?  Embarrassing to spend 5 minutes trying to  
get your car to start...


On Apr 13, 2006, at 11:37 AM, Pasqualoni, James E wrote:

> Lucky man (um, not counting pearl V8's...)!  How about mine-I walk  
> into the
> garage where she's parked, turn the key, and she fired right up.   
> Pull her
> outside, shut her down and she sat outside in the sun for an hour- 
> no start
> (no crank, no nuthing!).  Slight roll, pop clutch into second,  
> starts right
> up.  Back her into garage.  Two hours later in the garage, fires  
> right up
> again.  Back outside.  An hour later in the sun, no start.  WTF?   
> Methinks
> bad ignition switch not grounding???  Damn Winter Gremlins...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: urq-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:urq-bounces at audifans.com] On  
> Behalf
> Of Ingo Rautenberg
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 11:29 AM
> To: urq at audifans.com
> Subject: [urq] Out from winter sleep
> Speaking of my Urq, of course.  Parked it 3 months ago, put on the  
> cover and
> unwrapped it this morning.
> Good news:  She started right up with no assistance from another  
> battery or
> charger (try that with the V8).
> Bad News:  I parked it with an almost-empty tank.  $66 later she's  
> full.
> Brakes need to be bled (spongy).
> Rear upper strut mounts need to be replaced (knew that one) Dead  
> window
> regulator on Driver's side ???  Hmm.  Suggestions welcome.
> That's it for now.  I almost forgot how much fun she is to drive  
> (even with
> the winter tires).
> Ingo
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