[urq] '83 ur starting issues....resolved so far

Jim Fleischer jim at almgt.com
Mon Nov 30 08:52:57 PST 2009

Hey guys,

Just wanted to give an update regarding my starting/running issues and my alternator.  Well, I replaced the pivot bolt on the alternator, tightened it up, and wouldn't you know it......runs better than she has in a long, long time.  No stumbles, pulls steady to redline in every gear, and has started first or second crank.  I think there is still a boost leak or a fuel delivery issue, but that will have to wait until spring.  I'm just happy to have a decent running car again.  I'll follow up on the fuse box and fuel pressure regulator in the spring.

So, a loose alternator belt, due to a missing pivot bolt, was the culprit in my recent running issues.  HTH....

Best regards,

Jim Fleischer
'83 ur
'95 s6 avant

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