[V8] Cold start problemo

CB&D, LLC cbdllc at ntelos.net
Tue Dec 6 18:35:25 EST 2005

An easy check for fuel pressure bleed down is to cycle the key "on"
for 10 seconds 2 or 3 times, before turning to "start" this allows
the fuel pump to cycle a few times and rebuild pressure.  If it
fires right up then there is a good chance it's  loosing fuel
pressure.  Could be FPR or check valves.

-----Original Message-----
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com]On
Of Kneale Brownson
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 4:14 PM
To: Ingo Rautenberg; dsaad at icehouse.net; v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] Cold start problemo

When V8 #1 needed a new FPR,  it had to crank long enough for the
fuel pump
to repressurize the system, which took several seconds, if I
correctly.  That was in the summer, so "cold" cold starting wasn't
case.  I don't remember mashing the throttle, just having to crank

Probably a whole different system thing, but when mashing the
throttle was
the only way I could cold-start my 200q20v, a new set of plugs,
wires and
rotor made it go correctly again.

At 02:17 PM 12/6/2005 -0500, Ingo Rautenberg wrote:
>Have to check.  I have the Autolites waiting to be installed and
I'm pretty
>sure that's what's in there.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <dsaad at icehouse.net>
>To: <v8 at audifans.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 10:38 AM
>Subject: Re: [V8] Cold start problemo
>> I wonder if your plugs are getting wet from too much fuel?
>> What plug are you running?
>> Dave
>> Quoting Ingo Rautenberg <irautenberg at comcast.net>:
>> > Well, I must confess I still haven't replaced my OXS yet (just
>> > garage), but in order to start the car in sub-freezing temps
lately (OK,
>> > past few days), I must dperess the throttle all the way,
toherwise she
>> > even fire.  I'm wondering if (aside from the OXS sensor, this
>> > of a leaking/bad fuel pressure regulator.  Thoughts/advice
>> >
>> > Ingo

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