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Old 08-25-2012, 12:03 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Ecomodded, someone here once remarked that kill switches should be of the momentary type, since it is possible to push and forget, especially if something suddenly grabs your attention. I believe there was something about a situation when he needed to bump start fast, but forgot to flip the switch and the engine wouldn't start. Lots of panic but no serious consequences, thankfully.
Just something to keep in mind.

BTW, is your PS pump electric, or is it run off of the engine?
So far i have messed up three times trying to start with the switch in the off position, eventually it will will become routine, which will be nice .

My power steering runs off the belt so i get it when in gear, it coast's quite well in 5th gear, i was surprised by that.

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:20 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Install an electric 12v vacuum pump and switch it on as needed.
Like when ever the key is off and the brake is applied. Or when the engine is off, but the key on and when brake booster vacuum falls below 5 to 10''Hg.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I would like a electric brake pump, I may end up picking one up from the wreckers, at some point. What i am looking into now is a way to fine tune the kill switch. The bug is not so much in the switch system but the cars ignition.
With my Beetle if it stalls i have to cycle the key a notch down and then back to crank or to on for a bump start.
Also if i crank the motor and it does not start, i have to cycle the key back a notch or it will not engage the starter.

a Stupid quirk that i want to rectify.
Hopefully i can bypass a wire or some such thing, Vag Com might help. I am not 100% sure but suspect the problem is with the security system,possible key recognition. My car came out a year or two before the chip keys were used but the ignition still may want to be appeased. At this point i am going to have to trouble shoot it.

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