I'm still having trouble getting my Audi 100 (1988, UK, 2.0 5 cyl RT
eng., K-Jetronic) to run reliably. And getting a bit fed up with it now!
I originally described the problem as 'only runs when cold'. But further
testing suggests 'packs up when warm' would be more accurate as it is
very difficult to start from cold on the next attempt. Once started, it
runs fine for about 15 mins, then the revs drop to about 100rpm for a
few seconds before stopping. Generally you can not restart it. It's done
this 6 times out of 7.
I have tested the ignition system and everything checks out ok - I
always get a spark.
Cold start valve works fine. ISV responds to voltages. Removing the
dipstick almost stalls it. Bypassing the fuel pump relay makes no difference.
The fuel filter has done 7000 miles, and the pump has done 70,000 and
When I can't get it to start, the plugs are dry so this suggests the
fuel system is not working or something is telling it to shut off the
fuel. What could it be?
I've read about the tank coating peeling issue - is this sufficient to
stall a car?
Apparently a solution is to cut the fuel pump screen. Is there a screen
on both old and new type pumps - I can't see a screen on pictures of the
old style pump www.sjmautotechnik.com says this was fixed after VIN
44KN017651. Is 44ZJN248015 before or after this?
If my tank is 2/3 full will I be able to get at the pump? (Still trying
to get the guage sender out).
When I release the fuel pressure at the warm-up valve there is always
fuel there but it's only just worth getting a rag for. How much should
come out? Are there any tests for the warm-up valve apart from the
resistance (which is always 20ohms)?
The Haynes talks about a fuel cut-off device on the airbox - the hole
for it is blanked off on mine. Has another system replaced this? I've
also read about a fuel pressure regulator attached to the fuel
distributor but I've not got one of these either.
What other switches or devices could cut off the fuel? Possibly
something on the vacuum system?
Can I get something to measure the fuel pressure? I've not seen this
type of tool anywhere local.
Thanks for any help.