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I have a 460 2.0 1993. During the last couple of weeks I have experienced<br>starting problems on rainy/snowy days with temperatures around 0 degrees C.<br>In the beginning I had to drive a few kilometers before the problems occured, but<br>yesterday and today the car refused to start.<br>A hypothesis is that the low temperature and moisture in some way increase<br>some problem leading to this misbehaviour.<br>Any hints to where to look for faults, except waiting for the summer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Thanks in advance, <p>460Norway
 

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<br>The problem seems to be gone. I guess it's either due to drying up because of better weather or that I filled up the gas tank and put some stuff to remove water from<br>the fuel system into it.<br>I also changed the spark plugs and sprayed the connections to the distributor cap<br>and spark plugs with WD-40, checked the ignition coild wiring and sprayed that as<br>well.<br>This was advise from my Volvo 440, 460 & 480 Haynes manual..<p>Regards,<p>460Norway
 

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Re: engine starting problems at low temperatures and rain (460Norway)

I had the same problem on my 1994 460 1.8, it was usually only in cold weather and with the tank less than 25% full. Adding any sort of hygroscopic additive (ethanol worked just fine) to the gas tank solved the problem.
 
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