[urq] It finally happened....

Robert A Dupree robert.a.dupree at jpmchase.com
Thu Jul 2 10:36:27 PDT 2009

That sounds a bit like a vac leak before the fuel-plate, which is made worse when at altitude (read: more sensitive to leaks).
I would spray some ether in the throttle body to see if you have a fuel-side problem as could be the case, or if electrical.  Pop that intake hose off the throttle body, spray in and then start with the hose back on.  If it fires up right away it should have enough vac to keep the plate elevated and fuel flowing.

I think on my UrQ, when in Ingo's ownership period the rubber bumper stop thingy below the plate wore a hole through the plate and trapped it in the no-fuel position.  Also a no start, quasi-vac thing...

If no start, then go down the spark path.  Find someone to crank whilst you do the screwdriver shank to metal gap test at the end of a spark wire.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: urq-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:urq-bounces at audifans.com] On
> Behalf Of Jim Fleischer
> Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 11:55 AM
> To: urq at audifans.com
> Subject: [urq] It finally happened....
> Hey guys,
> I've been enjoying a fairly well running urq all summer, and today it
> gave me a taste of how finicky an ur can be......for the first time all
> summer, she failed to start.  Starter cranks, fuel pump hums, just
> doesn't want to catch.  This is after it started easily this morning,
> drove it literally 1 mile into town, hung out with a cup of joe for
> about 20 minutes, get in to leave, and crank crank crank, nothin'.  So,
> it's sitting downtown for the time being, and hopefully it'll start
> later on.  If not, I'll tow it the mile home and figure it out, with
> the help of this wonderful list of course!
> Some things to note......sometimes she would have a little difficulty
> staying running after a hot start....had to feather the throttle a bit,
> or just hold it to the floor to start it.  Then would idle out okay.
> Always started first thing cold, however.
> Any thoughts much appreciated, and please use a little detail, as I
> have not gone down this road by myself before.....I always had the
> Denver contingent to help me out before.  It's a lonely existence with
> an ur in NW Montana!
> Thanks!
> Jim Fleischer
> '83 ur
> '95 s6 avant
> _______________________________________________
> Audifans urq mailing list
> Manage your list connection:
> http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/urq
> http://www.audifans.com/kb/List_information
> Interested in helping make urq26 happen?  Send an e-mail to urq list
> admin.
> Pictures/Polls/Database at:
> http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/urquattro/

This communication is for informational purposes only. It is not
intended as an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of
any financial instrument or as an official confirmation of any
transaction. All market prices, data and other information are not
warranted as to completeness or accuracy and are subject to change
without notice. Any comments or statements made herein do not
necessarily reflect those of JPMorgan Chase & Co., its subsidiaries
and affiliates.

This transmission may contain information that is privileged,
confidential, legally privileged, and/or exempt from disclosure
under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you
are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or
use of the information contained herein (including any reliance
thereon) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Although this transmission and any
attachments are believed to be free of any virus or other defect
that might affect any computer system into which it is received and
opened, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that it
is virus free and no responsibility is accepted by JPMorgan Chase &
Co., its subsidiaries and affiliates, as applicable, for any loss
or damage arising in any way from its use. If you received this
transmission in error, please immediately contact the sender and
destroy the material in its entirety, whether in electronic or hard
copy format. Thank you.

Please refer to http://www.jpmorgan.com/pages/disclosures for
disclosures relating to European legal entities.

More information about the urq mailing list