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Re: [T3] Dead End!



Yes it does and I covered this in my article.  the internal contacts in the
sensors can go intermittant too.

Keith

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> From: Erkson, Toby <toby.erkson@intel.com>
> To: type3@vwtype3.org
> Subject: RE: [T3] Dead End!
> Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 4:18 PM
> 
> Hmm, the exact/idenU1me thing happened to me and my shadow, er,
> Porsche 914 (stock FI T4 engine, close enough).  Superduper experienced
> mechanics couldn't figure it out, and my wiring was in good shape, as was
my
> new air flow meter and fuel pump and relays (see comment below about
cheap
> and expensive routes).  After some talk with the 914 email list I
installed
> a new head temperature sender.  Problem solved, period!  If the sender is
> bad or no good then the engine won't start.  If the wire is broken or
shorts
> against cooling tin, the engine won't work.  I'd be at a stop light then,
> zap, engine dead...and it won't start...and people are honking...after
> several tries it'd fire back up...and die while I was driving...then
start
> back up...and be fine for a while...maddening!
> 
> Not knowing exactly what's going on with your system it's hard to
dispense
> advice.  Personally, I'd make sure the fuel filter wasn't full of crap --
if
> suspect then just replace, they're cheap.  Cheap, by the way, is the
first
> route before expensive ("duuuh, I think it's the fuel pump so let's
replace
> that (since it's your money and not mine) and see what happens" is the
> expensive way).  Really, though, you should make sure the FI wiring is
well
> protected and your electrical grounds are clean since the FI system is
> sensitive to voltage.
> 
> Oh phooey, does the D-Jetronic FI system use a head temp sensor?  I know
the
> L-Jetronic system does...
>    Toby "babbling along" Erkson
>    air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
>    '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
>    '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, R.I.P., ORPCA member
>    '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
>    Portland, Oregon, http://www.pobox.com/~toby_erkson/
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> >  	OK.  I need you guys expertise!  I have had my 72 
> > Square in the shop
> > for 3 weeks!  I'm going to pick it up tomorrow for no charge 
> > because the
> > mechanic (who says he has worked on these hce their 
> > creation) could
> > not figure out what was wrong.  Maybe you can give me some 
> > ideas to throw at
> > him tomorrow
> 
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