Re: [DML] Hot Start Solution
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Re: [DML] Hot Start Solution

Scot Stern wrote:

>About the only thing that has not been changed are the fuel injectors 
>and I assuming now that this is probably the culprit.  At this point, 
>I am afraid to drive the car as once I drive it, and if I let it sit 
>for more than 30 minutes, it will not restart.
If you've replaced the accumulator and the orings in the primary 
pressure regulator in the fuel distributer, then you probably do have 
one or more injectors leaking down.

>I know you are going to say to take it to a vendor and have them fix 
>it and my response is that I have, at least 5 times and all that I 
>get is a bill and no solution to this annoying design problem.
Well. did they tell you they had fixed it? If not then you should have 
never carried it back to them a second time. If they did tell you it was 
fixed, then after the second time (I can understand  making a wrong 
diagnosis the first, and possibly even second times.. ) You should have 
demanded some type of warranty on the work done. Heck even my company 
(pc/electronics repair business)  gives warranties on repair jobs 
(hardware related anyway) to keep our customers happy. Plus it shows we 
stand behind our work.   To me your story doesn't speak very highly of 
this particular vendor, but on the other hand, it's kind of your own 
fault for continuing to give them your hard earned money for producing 
no results.

Also this particular problem isn't really a design problem .When all the 
fuel system parts are functionion properly, the system works perfectly.  
The problems come, as in any system, really, when individual parts 
making up the system start to fail.  One of the difficulties with the 
K-jet fuel injection though, is that there are a handful of failure 
points that can exhibit the exact same symptoms. Like the hot start 
problem.   But this still doesn't excuse your vendor of continuing to 
charge you for not fixing your problem. Hot start problems might be hard 
to track down (when it's not the accumulator), but I know with my D 
before I started rebuilding it.. It is not at all difficult to test 
for..  While I might not have been a D owner for very long,  I have yet 
to read on this list or in its archives, of anyone saying that they had 
an 'ocassional' hot start problem.  With most i've read, as well as with 
my own car, it's pretty much been a yes/no kind of issue.


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