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Re: [T3] FI starting problems when "cold"


On 4 Mar 99, at 12:29, ned_glenn@hotmail.com wrote:

> 	When cold, the motor doesn't start or it bogs down as if it's flooded. 
> The battery dies... then I find somebody to jump start the car.....  It
> takes about three solid minutues of cranking before the car spurts back
> to life... although weakly :-(  
> 	I feels like it's flooding  and the only why to keep it from dying is
> to keep the gas pedal down as the engine boggs out, then pumping the
> pedal;  if the rpm gets,!h.

There are many possibilities, but I suggest that you check the 
electrical system voltage and the fuel pressure.

The voltage should be  14.1-14.4V at very fast idle and the fuel 
pressure should be 28-30 psi any time the engine is running.

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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