Most likely simple solution.Temperature sensor? When mine went bad it would crank but wouldn't turn over.
Yeah, with our ECUs and our VAG-COMs we tend to forget all the normal troublshooting tools....Pull your plugs, stick them into their respective coilpacks, have someone crank the engine, and see if each plug sparks when you hold it against the engine block. If any of them don't spark, switch them to another coilpack to see if they do spark. If they do, the original coilpack is bad. If they don't, the ICM on the top of the airbox is bad.
OH NOooo... Say it ain't so, Bill!
Most likely simple solution.
Yeah, with our ECUs and our VAG-COMs we tend to forget all the normal troublshooting tools.
Gotta have fuel.
Gotta have air.
Gotta have spark.
Gotta have spark at the right time.
Does it act like it wants to start, but doesn't? Or does it just spin w/o even acting like it wants to start?
Does it smell like gasoline when it doesn't start? If you are getting fuel but no spark, it'll smell like gas, but you know that. How does VAG-COM prove that your fuel pump and injectors are working, if the car is not running?
OH, NOOooooo.......It appears my cool little light weight battery doesn't like the 40 degree nights we are getting here in the New England. Just enough current to crank it over a few times but not enough for spark...
I know regular batteries are heavy, but I refuse to accept that making a 3200 pound car 30 pounds lighter makes a damn bit of difference except as a placebo effect.OH, NOOooooo....
Yours is a Braille, right? Well, I guess in a couple of weeks, we'll find out how well my Odyssey lightweight battery handles the New England cold.
Gosh. Tempting offer, but I eat enough crap in my corporate job. (grin)I find it bizarre that there's enough power to crank the motor but not enough to spark the plugs.
And deus, you can kiss my ass. Bill and I have different priorities than you do.
That's what you are saying now, but that's not what you said (past tense)....All I'm saying is that I don't understand how removing 30 pounds of sprung weight can possibly have any meaningful effect on the handling of the car.
I find it bizarre that there's enough power to crank the motor but not enough to spark the plugs.
There's a mechanical engineer at work who got all excited when he saw my Odyssey. He builds portable power systems for the Air Force, and he uses Odysseys for them. He rambled on and on, and rattled off spec after spec, about how good these batteries are. And the portable power systems are exposed to extreme heat, cold, and alititude.I agree!!!!!! This why I'm still skeptical that I might have an intermittent problem. Started fine again this morning. I touched every electrical connector under the hood so who knows.
Exactly. This is the same reason Rusty has his seat all the back and mostly reclined. Plus it looks way cool.So go figure it out yourself - look at your battery, look at its relation to the roll center of the car, and think about it a bit. It's not the weight of the car, it's the weight and location of the battery with respect to the roll center.
Anything that helps/hurts body roll is going to be amplified on my car by the fact that I'm not running any swaybars. I felt and saw an immediate reduction in body roll when I put that battery on.