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Re: [T3] Not starting after long drives

On 3 Nov 2003 at 20:26, Keith Park wrote:

> Ya know.... in 20 years of T3 driving Ive never had a problem with a hot
> start... I think he has a problem, if it were vapor lock or something
> characteristic of our FI Id think I would have had an issue with it at some
> time.

It's probably just the fruits of my sinful life that I seem to have run into 
this a number of times. I always start by replacing all the hoses anyway, but 
this doesn't always fix the problem. I've even tried replacing the injectors, 
thinking that the little valves in there might not be sealing as well as they 
did when they were new, but on that one car it didn't help, much. My 72 was the 
worst, and that's the car I broke down and installed the pushbutton on.

The pushbutton cured the problem, but I still felt that it was a bit of a cop-
out since I agree with Keith that it probably hadn't been that way when new.

OTOH, the pushbutton solution cost me less than $1 and about an hour of time, 
while I could have tried just replacing everything that the fuel touches, which 
would have cost hundreds of $ and hours of time.

I've even installed the pushbutton on a Porsche 914, but that was a LOT harder 
because the FP relay is in the engine compartment. The end result was just as 
successful, however.

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

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