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Re: Audi Starter problems
Have you changed your fuel filter lately? Its possible that it is getting
clogged. There might be dirt particles inside that tend to settle down
at the bottom (actually on the side - the fuel filter is mounted horizontally)
of the filter at night and so allows enough gas to flow freely in the morning.
As you drive more, the particles get churned up and begin to block the
few remaining filter pores. And so it get progressively worse during the
day. This is just a hypothesis on my part, but it might be worthwhile for
you to try changing it - its not expensive and a routine maintenance item
>and servo seals, it is now spuddering intermittently! Well it was always
>difficult to start, so they replaced the crankcase set and the fuel pump.
Could you explain what you mean by "crankcase set"? I am not familiar with
that term. By the way, how many miles do you have on your '87 5000? I also
have the same car, except its a quattro. Seeing that you had to change your
turbo, I am wondering how long mine will last.
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>From att!gnu.ai.mit.edu!vho Fri Jun 25 09:18:26 1993
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 93 09:03:41 -0400
From: att!gnu.ai.mit.edu!vho (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Audi Starter problems
The saga continues. My Audi '87 5000 CS Turbo, now free from blue smoke in
the morning and trans oil leaks - my Audi dealer replaced the turbo charger
and servo seals, it is now spuddering intermittently! Well it was always
difficult to start, so they replaced the crankcase set and the fuel pump.
Now the car fires up perfectly when it is cold ala in the morning and runs
fine. By noon, however, the car becomes difficult to start. And by late
afternoon, intermittent loss of power, and stalling at low speeds becomes
the norm. I thought it was the fuel I was getting, but I changed gas
stations and I was still getting it. The dealer finally tried changing the
speed sensor (fault codes show'ed up) but that didn't do the job either!
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