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Fuse #6 burned out today, so I cleaned the contacts, applied just a dab of conductive paste, and installed a new 16A fuse. The car started up immediately, and as I drove down the street, and shifted down to come to a stop, as the car was fully stopped, it stalled. I turned the car off, turned it back on, and as I continued to start and stop, it did not again stall. Any help would be greatly appreciated-Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p> Arco gas(91 octane) was put in the tank last, so I topped it off with Shell 91 octane yesterday, and it seems to have worked. I am still concerned however with fuse #6 burning out every three to four months.
 

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Re: '92 240 (w/ manual tranny) stalls when coming to stop an ... (1sciroccofahrer)

If the motor mounts are in poor shape then the engine could be shifting as you ome to a stop which could be allowing a bare wire to (briefly?) short out. This could cause stalling. If a number of wires are shorting then this could pop a fuse.<p>Check all wiring under the hood including junctions, grounds and wrapped harnesses. The wiring deterioration may be hidden from view and it may require unwrapping some harnesses to confirm.<p>George Dill<p>
 

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It turned out that putting Shell 91 octane solved the issue with the stalling-must have been bad gas from Arco. I am confident that all the motor mounts are good, but just to be on the safe side, I will take another look at them. The thing is though, the stalling would only occur(the few times that it did in fact occur) when I started the car when it was cold, and only the first time I fully had the car come to a stop.<p> As to the issue with fuse #6 contuining to fry itself after three months, once the weather dries up here in California I will have another look at the wiring, to see if anything pops out at me. <p>Thanks once again George <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I cant say I am a fan of Arco gas. It is cheap though. I have had issues with my 242 and 144es with Arco gas. Texico solved that...BTW. Gas at Shell here in Chicago is $3.13.
 

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Re: (DVolvoguy777)

I have heard rumor of Gas hitting at and/or above $4 this summer. Also, possibly could the stalling have been due to poor injection. I know shell boosts about their high octane having cleansing agents in it, maybe the gas cleared out the system a bit, and maybe think of running fuel system cleaner through the car?
 

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To be honest, I always use 91 octane from either Shell or Chevron on the '92 244. Even though Arco is, on average, 10-15 cents cheaper a gallon than Shell or Chevron, it has also been less than reliable. My father was driving the car, and was being a nice guy by filling up the tank, but after this experience he will drive a little further to get higher quality petrol. Just to let you know how much a stickler I am for this sort of thing, my '84 Scirocco gets 15/50 synthetic Mobil 1 at every oil change <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>With gas being as expensive as it is(it is now $3.06 a gallon here in Sacramento), my Cannondale will be put through its paces much more often then just to transport me to training <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Hopefully the crazy suburban drivers will stay out of the bike lane <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Have a splendid Easter weekend one and all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (1sciroccofahrer)

I just bought new road friendly tires for my Giant Yukon MTB, though I have a slight advantage of having bikes lanes where I live. not that people respect bikers anymore cause of the lanes, but I have some space to run if a car tries to run me over.
 

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Here is to self-powered transportation <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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That's why I am always armed with vulgarities and my bike lock <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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