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Old 01-10-2006, 00:27   #1 (permalink)
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it was running a little rough it felt like it was missing somwhere and it was blowing soot but at least it still started and ran. so i pulled out the plugs to clean them
but when i put the cleaned plugs back in and started it - no problem untill i took it for a drive it didnt want to go anywhere, i barly managed to get it back!. it only started once again this time running so rough (backfiring) it wouldent run unless you had you foot firmly planted.

i tried replacing the leads and putting more juice in it and the distributer is less than a year old, it doesnt seem to wanna run anymore.

anyhelp will be great!
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has it got spark at every cylinder?
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has it got spark at every cylinder?
it didnt have spark at the first 3 cylinders but i havent checked it since replacing the leads (too hot and im too peved off at it)
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probably the dizzy cap or the rotor button.
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or spark plugs could be cactus.
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just got the thing to start,but its still runnin like total shite (ch chuff ch chuff), i'll try a new dizzy cap tomorrow and if that dosent fix it then the sparky's will be next on the list.

do you/anyone have any other idear on what it could be? please
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G'day,
4 things i would be looking (i for once read the post properly)
This may sound dumb, but have you got the firing order correct?
When you replaced the leads did you replace the coil lead? they do crap out
The coil itself hasn't gone tits up?
As suggested above, the dizzy cap could be crook, if it is then also replace the rotor button.

After experiencing this sort of problem (mine went from good to tempremental to downright rude in a week), i do plugs, leads, dizzy cap and rotor every birthday for my car (december build hehe). Since then all i have had in the way of rough running, was one module has died, and a dribbly injector....in 379,000 km!

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G'day,
4 things i would be looking (i for once read the post properly)
This may sound dumb, but have you got the firing order correct?
When you replaced the leads did you replace the coil lead? they do crap out
The coil itself hasn't gone tits up?
As suggested above, the dizzy cap could be crook, if it is then also replace the rotor button.

After experiencing this sort of problem (mine went from good to tempremental to downright rude in a week), i do plugs, leads, dizzy cap and rotor every birthday for my car (december build hehe). Since then all i have had in the way of rough running, was one module has died, and a dribbly injector....in 379,000 km!

Jas
well ive replaced the sparky's and leads and the coil and the dizzy are relativley new, but things have gone from bad to worse now i have no spark at ANY of the spark plugs........Argh what else copuld it be?
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ok replaced the dizzy cap and the rotor button now im getting a very weak spark, the fuel pump is working as it should, and the battery has enough charge to wind it over quickly.

where getting close people
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Old 01-11-2006, 18:40   #10 (permalink)
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its going at last, it was the coil arfter all, it was putting out a descent spark just not descent enough.

a lesson told and a lesson learnt, i promise i wont be so pig headed again!
thanks to every one for the replies.
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