Re: [DML] Hard start problem
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Re: [DML] Hard start problem

Don't worry, I have no intention of replacing expensive fuel components 
without testing them first. I wanted to see what possible causes were to 
help with my troubleshooting this. After reading a few posts, I went over 
the vacuum connections and checked the power connection on the warm-up 
regulator. While I cleaned the power connector in the past, I didn't do a 
good job because upon closer inspection the connections were very corroded. 
Now the car cold starts perfectly! I won't know if it's completely fixed 
until the I let the car sit for a few more days and try starting it again.

However, my hot start is still not working too well. So I've ordered the 
Bosch fuel tester. I'm curious as to what it's going to show. I've already 
replaced all the major components that typically cause hot starts issues 
(including the O-rings in the PPR). If the fuel pressures check out, it 
looks like I may need to get the mixture slightly adjusted.

Thanks for the tips,
VIN 4099

At 11:41 PM 9/25/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>Ok.  This is where owning the Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel
>Pressure System and a dwellmeter comes in VERY handy.
>One owner recently said (paraphrased) - "I don't know
>why people bend big money on random parts, but won't
>spend $25.99 on a dwellmeter, and $59.99 on the Bosch
>Fuel Pressure Gauges".  I completely agree on this.  I
>used to throw hundred of dollars at random parts, but
>wouldn't take the time to buy those two tools.  Heh,
>how times have changed now....

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