<VV> Lukewarm starting problem

Duane, Jim (US SSA) Jim.Duane at it.BAESystems.com
Thu Jul 6 11:16:12 EDT 2006

Hi Norm.
   My money is on the fuel system.  When the engine does stall, I
suggest you remove the bowl cover and peer in.  Turbos are relatively
safe from vapor lock as the fuel delivery system allows for a return
path of fuel to the tank and should help.  If the engine is "tired",
then maybe it's a problem with engine vacuum.

180 turbo
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Subject: <VV> Lukewarm starting problem

I wanted to update the list and get additional input regarding the issue
have with my '65 turbo.  I'll describe the symptoms first and then go
through what I have done to the car.

The car will start and drive normally if it is cold.  The problem comes
if I
drive it long enough to get up to operating temperature, even on mild
When I go to start the car after it has rested anywhere from half an
hour to
and hour and a half, the car will start and run normally for perhaps two
minutes.  Then it will die.  It will run on starter fluid, and after
starter fluid into the air cleaner maybe six or seven times, it will
normal idle and run fine.  It seems very much like vapor lock to me.

There was some question regarding my fuel system and tank.  The system
two fuel filters, the stock one and a second glass filter I installed.
Also, I have replaced the tank, the sender, and all the rubber lines up
front.  The car seemed to be running abnormally hot, so I removed the
shrouds.  This appeared to lower the temps shown on the dash gauge from
the 478-500 degree range to the 400-425 degree range.  The car has a
Petronix and Safeguard installed.  The problem existed before and was
affected by the installation of the Safeguard.  I have a fuel pressure
regulator, but have not installed it yet.

Any suggestions appreciated.  My access to my regular email address is
somewhat spotty until next Monday, so if responses could be copied to my
Comcast account cc'ed on this email I would appreciate it.

Norm Witte 

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