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Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 00:07:06 -0000
From: "SimonJ" <menopsam.com>
Subject: Re: APC-Problem: Pressure too high


> > In article <3C26FC3F.FBD8D6BAnopsamrmail.de>, D.Anders > <D.Andersnopsamrmail.de> writes > >I have a problem with my APC-system. It shows as follows: when "pushing > >the pedal to the floor", the > >APC-needle is wandering into the red range and finally the fuel-flow > >seems to be interrupted > >(performance is intermittent-or in other words: the engine is jerking). > >The dealer did minor works with > >no success, then the car came into the garage for the inspection > >(110.000 km). The dealer couldnĄt > >reproduce the fault but I could immediately after having driven the > >engine hot. So they changed the > >control unit (located in front of the glove-compartement). It seemed to > >solve the problem during the > >first day. The "jerking" happened only once during full throttle, the > >APC-needle left in the yellow range > >and my idle problems (rpm not stable, moving up and down until sometimes > >the engine dies) didnĄt show > >up anymore. After driving some 100 km on the road the problem is almost > >as bad as before. > > > >1. Is it possible to upgrade the control unit (as flashing a BIOS)? > >2. Does anyone has similar problems and / or know how to fix it? > > > > Check all the pressure pipes from the manifold to the wastgate capsule. sounds like one may be leaking under pressure.

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