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Two weeks ago I posted that my 87-5kq sputtered to a stop and wouldn't start
for ten minutes... well...
I had a recurrence where it stalled, but could be restarted, the chugged and
spluttered at all revs like it had a severe miss, or a fuel blockage.
Armed with my now reproducable problem and a high level of frustration I
took it to my nearest mechanic (didn't want to drive it 20 miles across twon
to the Audi dealer.
After tests etc. he determined that the cold start valve had what appeared
to be a corroded or bad electrical connection that caused it to stay open,
thus flooding the engine. He said there was a large amount of gas in the oil
and the plugs were all wet. Corrective action was cleaning the electric
contacts, covering them in electrolyte, changing oil and filter, and
cleaning the plugs. It seems to work OK now, although maybe it hesitates
around 2500rpm now (could just be imagination).
My question to the quattrophiles (auddicts?) is .. DOes the above sound
reasonable? is it common, or has it happened to anyone on a 5000? Is there
likely to be other things this gu didn't find?
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