'87 5KCSTQ reluctant to start cold

patrick gillen pat_gillen at msn.com
Sat Jan 10 07:18:14 PST 2015

Thanks for the tips, all. I need to look into how to remove that fender
liner to find/verify those buried mystery hose connections; looks like a
major chore from Etka. I'll start with the fender I guess.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Michael [mailto:adavidmichael at gmail.com] 
Sent: January 10, 2015 4:38 AM
To: patrick gillen
Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: '87 5KCSTQ reluctant to start cold


You need to remove the fender liner to get access to all the bits inside the
rf fender.

Read Scott Mockery's site and search on cold start. Bentley also has a
section on hard starting. Usually it a vacuum leak. Some common sources -
injector seals, oil breather hose ( side of engine), cracked igloo. 

Good luck

Dave (now audi-less after 18 years with a 200)

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> On Jan 8, 2015, at 3:14 PM, patrick gillen <pat_gillen at msn.com> 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?

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