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post #20 of Old 08-29-2008
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I don't have any experience with an A4, but had similar problem with my previous boat. I had two 350 Chevrolet engines. One would never idle after a long, offshore run. Filters, electric fuel pumps, points, wires, everything that everyone is mentioning. Turned out to be a defective (or perhaps overlooked on tune up) condenser. It was fine cold or on eight or ten mile trips down the river. For what its worth, when it is difficult to start, have you checked to see if you are getting a strong and CONSISTENT spark? Coils and condensers sometimes break down with heat, not stopping altogether, but making a weak, inconsistent spark. Clearly - the fuel problem is getting the most votes. The condenser still may be worth another look.
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