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87' scirocco keeps dying

  • i picked up an 87 scirocco with a electrical problem. a wire grounded itself to the rad fan and caused the fuse panel to burn up, which also caused the feul pump to go as well. i replaced all the burnt wire and got the rad and pump to work! it runs!!! but now, she dies when the temp gets hot. i also noticed while at idle, i'll turn the heater on and it'll reve about a thousand rpm higher. after she dies, it takes many tries (3-4 mins) before she,ll start again. could it be realated with the electrical? or maybe a thermostat... ect thanks ryan

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This could be a result of the fuel accumulator going bad. I take it that this car has the Jetronic fuel injection system. Accumulators are the NO 1 problem involved with hot starts. Hope this helps.

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