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Re: V8 problem possibly solved....

At 12:48 PM 5/18/96 EDT, you wrote:

>P.S. If I can't figure why no voltage to the heater, can I cheat
>        and feed it 12 volts from a source that is only on when the ignition 
>       switch is on ? or will I possibly fry something else ?

This is an acceptable approach.  The heater element in the O2 sensor doesn't
draw much current.  If you don't find out why there is no voltage at the
heater element right away, don't waste your time troubleshooting the system.
Tap into a switched source of 12v power.  This is how the the various heater
elements in a couple of the sensors (not O2) in my TQC are wired.  The car
now starts up immediately, and runs great.  Troubleshoot the TQC wiring
harness?  Yeah, right!  Good luck.


John Karasaki

The Karasaki's, proud owners of AUDI automobiles

1981 Coupe
1982 TQC
1984 5000S Wagon
1990 V8