i87 5kt intermittent no start

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Wed May 14 05:40:48 PDT 2008

I have found some of the failure modes almost impossible to test.
But I did have one fail as if an immobilizer kicked in. cranked  
great, never caught.

I will nto cause poor running, but will cause no running at all.

On May 13, 2008, at 8:35 PM, Dave Yentema wrote:

> Thats an interesting thought, I know the start position on my  
> switch went bad at some point in its past, and a start button was  
> wired in. How could i test that?
> -Dave
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grant Lenahan"  
> <glenahan at vfemail.net>
> To: "Dave Yentema" <yentemad at rider.edu>
> Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 8:13 PM
> Subject: Re: i87 5kt intermittent no start
>> dreaded ignition switch?
>> On May 13, 2008, at 7:17 PM, Dave Yentema wrote:
>>> Figures that when i finally get all of the right parts  
>>> installed,  my car doesn't want to run right. I took that plastic  
>>> plug out that  i had filling the hole for the idle screw, and  
>>> installed the right  one. Screwed it in until i heard the  
>>> throttle switch click, then  backed it off by about a half a  
>>> turn. Car starts right up and runs  like a champ, a little too  
>>> high rpm, but was running very well.  Shut it off, played with a  
>>> few things like the isv, the throttle  switch, etc and went to  
>>> start the car again. It fired once but  didn't catch and then  
>>> didnt fire again until i turned the key off  and back on again  
>>> but still didn't catch. Went back out and played  with some more  
>>> things, took the MM hose off, cleaned the gunk off  of the  
>>> butterfly valve, backed the screw off a bit, etc. Tried it   
>>> again, no luck. Tried one more time, but this time i punched the   
>>> gas right as it fired and it caught and i held it at about 1500  
>>> for  a bit and let off. It stumbled around for a bit but  
>>> eventually started idling beautifully. On a quick test drive it  
>>> ran amazing as well. Shut it off and went to start again, and its  
>>> doing it  again... I used this as an excuse to get some new spark  
>>> plugs (NGK  bp6et)and it runs a lot smoother, but still has this  
>>> problem..
>>> Any ideas?
>>> -Dave
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