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Sage of Ur-Q WIthout a Spark


Thanks for your individual and QList Responses. Here's what I did tonight.

1. Checked Fuse Box for Corrosion.

    Inasmuch as the thing has been sitting on jack stands on my parking pad for 
over 18mos it sure seemed like a good start. No Corrosion. Pulled all relays and 
clean all contacts. (Did not pull all fuses yet. Thats for early am. Don't you 
just love the summer solstice. Others are romping through Swedish midsummer 
dreams. I'm stuck with an unresponsive Bavarian.

2. Check Coil for spark by interrupting primary(?. Got a big spark on coil wire. 
Set distributor to No. 1 Checked coil again. again a big spark at No.1 plug.

3. Checked Hall Allignment. Reviewed all marks on flywheel, cam & 
distributor.Checked cam vs piston to insure TDC was not bogus mark on cam or 
flywheel. This OK.

4. Swallowed hard and tried a few more cranks via ignition. Again, no spark 
except when I sstop cranking. Whoops! It almost caught once after I stopped 
cranking! Got about five to ten self directed revs. I'm hoping that this means 
ECU module is working but getting garbage due to some errant fault in ground or 
wiring. One last observation. As I was cranking I noticed a few errant voltage 
devils dancing between a loose bolt and the hydraulic pump bracket assembly that 
is not presently under tension. I rechecked ground straps and found all intact. 
failing light kept me from continuing. 

Thank goodness the better half is away on a business trip. I'll get up early 
tomorrow to continue my search.  

Paul A. Caouette
Partners for Community Development
Denver, Colorado
 83 TQC with 207k & Still Going
 85 4000Q 
And Many past Audis Gone but not Forgotten