'87 5KCSTQ reluctant to start cold

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Thu Jan 8 14:09:40 PST 2015

You could remove the fender.  It's just screwed on.

- Huw

On 1/8/2015 3:14 PM, patrick gillen wrote:
> I was wondering about that as we had to take the fuel distributor boot off
> to do a clutch job last summer and it has run fine until the weather got
> colder.
> How in the sam hill does one get into the rf fender where all those mystery
> parts are? On putting it back together back then I fumbled around and think
> I got the large vacuum hose somewhat reconnected to whatever but I can't be
> sure how well as not even braile could be used. I asked the son to look in
> the wheel well the other day for an access panel and he saw none but I
> should take a look.  Any tidbits beyond pulling the fuel distributor/all
> injectors and kid glove handling all vs breaking all the rotted fuel hoses
> so another one burns to the ground?
> Pat
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Woodland, Mark [mailto:Mark.Woodland at dentsply.com]
> Sent: January 08, 2015 9:30 AM
> To: quattro at audifans.com; viejoloco at comcast.net
> Subject: '87 5KCSTQ reluctant to start cold
> I've been Audiless for years now, but I seem to remember something similar..
> Check the intake plumbing inside the right front fender. PITA to get to, as
> I recall.
> There's a tube that can come loose and allow the intake to suck air above
> the metering plate, which doesn't allow it to open enough to fire the fuel
> pump.
> Works fine after it's warmed up.
> Took me a while to figure that one out.. which is one of the (many) reasons
> I no longer screw with them.
> Hope this helps.
> Regards,
> Mark
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