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86 Audi GT starting problem (fwd)
I'm forwarding this note to the list to see if someone can help Kevin with
his car problem. His original note and my response to him is attached.
> From email@example.com Tue May 2 17:31:00 1995
> Date: Tue, 2 May 1995 16:53:46 -0400 (EDT)
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin Kraus)
> Orig-From: Kevin Kraus <email@example.com>
> Subject: 86 Audi GT
> To: a5 <zm@mhcnet>
> Mime-Version: 1.0
> Hi Zafer,
> Perhaps you could help me. I have an 86 audi GT...5cyl.not turbo.
> Saturday morning it did not start. THis was only 15 minutes after i had
> started it. I managed to start it twice since by opening the air filter
> housing, but the car ran underpowered...very. It is sitting 2 hours away
> from a dealer or service technician...Might it be the computer or
> something simpler? as far as I can tell, the intake is clear.
> I would appreciate any opinions on this matter before i haul it
> off to the dealer. All other systems seem to be go. Thanks for
> answering or forwarding. Kevin Kraus
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The first thought that comes to mind is that the car may
be getting flooded since you mentioned that it started after you
opened the airbox (more air to dilute the rich mixture). I would
suspect the cold start injection system, which might be over injecting
fuel in cold engine situations or continuing to inject during
warm starts when it should not. I have personally not had this
problem on my Audi so I can't give any advice based on first-hand
experience. I'll forward it to the quattro list to see if others
can help more. You are on the quattro list already, right?
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