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Re: [T3] Hello and Good bye

On 10 Jan 2005 at 13:04, Amy Rarig wrote:

> Hi everybody We will be moving this weekend so we will not beable to
> read  the great list for awhile.  We are heading to Hope Well NJ, Is
> there any t3ers there?  I have yet to get the head fixed on our square
> the holidays put a hurting on the bank so I'm wondering if it would be
> very abusive to the car if  I drove it about 200 to NJ on 3 cylinders
> I did it once and made it ok but loud since the spark plug is
> striped..  I really can't afford to tow it.  any ideas?   

You might just make it okay, but if it is FI you can pull the injector plug so 
that you don't spray fuel down the throat of a cylinder that isn't firing. If 
you find that this makes the engine even weaker, then it means that this 
cylinder actually IS firing once it gets up to speed, so you should reconnect 

There are a couple of gotchas here. If the bad cylinder is 1 or 2 then that 
side will never warm up completely, meaning that the thermostat won't open. 
This will make is likely to overheat the left side. If the bad cylinder is # 4 
and the engine is FI then the temp sensor will never get warm and the FI will 
run rich the whole time, which will be extra hard on everything.

What it boils down to is that you should not try this if the bad cyl is 1 or 2, 
and if you have FI you should not try it if the bad cyl is # 4.

Good luck, and get back to us when you can.

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

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