To: firstname.lastname@example.org (tony osborne)
Re: 5000s starting problems
By: email@example.com (tony osborne) to alt.autos.audi on Sat Oct 04 2003 10:14
> I have a '88 5000s that is very difficult to start when the engine is
> cold. The temperature outside yesterday was 24 degrees (f) and it took
> me about 8 minutes to start the car. I crank it for a good 2 minutes
> before it seems it is getting gas. It is harder to start than my old
> 1980 volvo diesel. Also, a warnng light came on that I don't understand.
> It is a circle with dotted lines on either side surrounding it. Any
> answers or suggestions would be greatly apprecited.
When it started did it have black smoke coming out of the exhaust for a moment?
This would indicate a rich fuel mixture. This problem could be caused by so
many problems. With out hands on it's like pissing in a fan to guess. I very
rarely even respond to this type of ? because it's not practical. I'm a very
methodical trouble shooter and have been doing it for a 23 years. And without
checking the car out..it's a waste of time to respond. The light sounds like
it's the front brake pad warning light <if it's yellow>. This would indicate
worn out brake pads or a broken wire running to the sensor on the pads.
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