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1981 VW Rabbit hard to start when hot?

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2009-02-16 05:15:55

Could be bad compression, with a bad head this problem gets

worse with higher temperatures. Hard starting at hot could be a

failing ignition coil, does the engine miss under load at hot? It

could also be a failed fuel pressure accumulator or fuel check

valve. Scrooch under car, find the fuel accumulator ahead of rear

wheels on passenger side. Next to the fuel pump (the noisy unit

humming along during operation) there is a can with 2 lines going

into it. It's smaller than a soup can. If the car has high miles I

would just replace the accumulator as it will probably have failed

in the 28year old car. If replacing the accumulator doesn't help,

replace the check valve on the fuel pump.

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