[Vwdiesel] Cold start knob question (again)

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Wed Jan 19 10:20:25 EST 2005

At 10:48 AM 19/01/05 -0400, you wrote:
>Someone gave me a good answer on this, but for the life of me I don't recall
>the details.  I think it was more or less
>assumed that it wouldn't hurt anything by leaving it advanced?  It will be
>repaired eventually, but for now, I'd like to get it so the car will start

In cold weather you need BOTH good glow plugs AND advance.

It will do no harm to leave it in the advance position, as it only affects
the timing at and near idle. It jut makes her noisier sitting at stoplights,
and people stare at you.
Min remains in the advance position most of the winter unless on longer
trips when I remember to push it in. (On the 87, there is no Idle-up) (On
the 94, the high idle reminds me to push it in, then I forget to pull it for
starting, and wonder whats wrong with the car?? (:-))


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