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Date:         Wed, 10 Jan 2001 17:54:54 -0800
Reply-To:     Bill Davidson <wdavidson@THEGRID.NET>
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From:         Bill Davidson <wdavidson@THEGRID.NET>
Subject:      Re: Intermittant Start problem...
Comments: To: Patrick Harris <thunderbirdelectronics@HOTMAIL.COM>
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Check the starter wire connections... check the ground straps... or it could be you have an aging starter...


----- Original Message ----- From: "Patrick Harris" <thunderbirdelectronics@HOTMAIL.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 9:52 PM Subject: Intermittant Start problem...

> Greetings, > > I own a 1981 Vanagon. Fuel Injected Gas, 2.0, 4spd, bla bla. Plain Jane > model. (that is, no camper or anything) I hope that maybe someone can help > me figure this out. In the morning, I start it. Starts first turn of the > key. Runs great and drives great. I drive somewhere (whether its driving > it for 5 minutes or 45 minutes), I stop and leave it. I come back, perhaps, > 20-30 minutes later, it doesn't want to start. I have to keep either > cranking on it or start then wait, start then wait. > > Okay, so, I do a small tune up. This is my first VW with fuel injection > other than my diesel rabbit which is a different breed. I figure, pointless > ignition so I replace cap, rotor, plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter, > oil, filter, etc. Except points and condensor since I didn't know it had it > up until I pulled the cap off. So, I'm going to replace them this weekend. > But, I don't think points would cause this problem, would it? It acts like > vapor lock, but how can it with fuel injection? Last time I had a point > ignition and carburated car was my 71 Camaro, so I need a little refresher > in case I'm overlooking something. Can it be the points causing this > erratic problem? Something else? I figure if it was the points it would be > more consistant. However, it really isn't that consistant. IT's made my > van extremely unreliable. > > Any ideas, I'm willing to entertain. Thanks a million!!! > > Patrick Harris > Longview, Washington > > _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at >

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