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Re: '88 '89 5000CSTQ/200Q Hard starting'86..'

> My '86 5KCSTQ takes a good 10 seconds of turning over to start when 
> it has sat overnight.  After warming up, it fires up after just a 
> second or so.  Maybe we should modify the theory to exclude '86 
> Quattro's?  <grin>
> | - Mike White                    |  
> | <mike.white@.law.utah.edu>      |  
> | <mwhite@eng.utah.edu>           |


\do you mean INCLUDE ?

My '86 takes 10 seconds after it has sat for more than 6 or 8 
hours, so that means it probably is'nt a vacuum leak, right ?

If I start it within an hour of shutting it off, it fires right up.

Now, that I'm in active sending mode, here is one for the net.

During the last week or ten days my speedometer has been intermittant.

When I first start, it is rock solid for about 10-15 minutes. Then it
comes and goes for about 30 seconds, and completely dies for the next
15 minutes. Then, it magically "fixes itself" again.

This behaviour seems repeatable. and quite consistant, the time periods
do vary, but it is always rock solid for the first 10 minutes.

Does it have something to do with the oil in the transmission slowly
warming up, and affecting the sending unit there ?

Alan Cordeiro
'86 5ktq, 5 speed stick, ( 016 )