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Old 07-18-2004, 02:21   #1 (permalink)
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i am having a big problem with my car. today i put on a choke cable as far as i can tell it is all working fine, but now the car seems to want to ping all the time, so i adjusted the timing but still no luck... can anyone recommend somebody or somewhere in brisbane that i can have my car tuned?
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Old 07-18-2004, 03:47   #2 (permalink)
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Re: car problems

give carb n gas a try at wolloongabba, he is good with carbs and has a dyno etc
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Old 07-18-2004, 03:56   #3 (permalink)
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do they have an adress or phone number?
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mountjoy st the gabba, just off deshon st ask for Scott
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Old 07-18-2004, 15:20   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for that,
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:58   #6 (permalink)
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Re: car problems

Take the choke cable off ......
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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well this afternoon coming home from work the car ran fine for about 3km then about 200m from home the car decides not to rev past 2000rpm, then it stalled and when i finally restarted the car it would not idle without the choke on.
i have made sure that the choke is returning properly to its off position, so i still have no idea as to what it is that is the problem, think i will just get the carb rebuilt,
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:58   #8 (permalink)
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ok well i think i've established that it isn't the carby, coil, leads, plugs or compression.
is it possible that the distributor module has decided to die, its the external type module?

c'mon guys i need help here
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Old 07-24-2004, 20:36   #9 (permalink)
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Re: car problems

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ok well i think i've established that it isn't the carby, coil, leads, plugs or compression.
is it possible that the distributor module has decided to die, its the external type module?

c'mon guys i need help here
Yes Ron, it is very possible that your module is packing up! Sometimes they just stop working, but usually they give you some warning they are on the way out.
Just coincidence it started playing up when you were working on the choke.
I had the same XC setup in mine, when my large module started to pack up I replaced it with an aftermarket unit (Scorcher). This required a different coil and a little rewiring.
A dyno could probably pin point your problem. Lets take it as a given it's your module. You need to find an ignition specialist near you who can do the coversion for you, time to get on the phone.
If you were in Melbourne I could save you some leg work, here's what I found out when I replaced mine about 12 months ago;

-ICE would not work on XC style electronic dizzy's,as there are no replacement parts avaliable. They do a bullet proof setup with a modified XD dizzy $600+ and I supply the XD unit.

-getting a replacement module was not an option. Buying one from a wreaker is a lottary, if you can find one. People claimed to have reconditioned units, but could not tell me what was reconditioned? just cleaned and tested!

-some form of after market coversion. Mine cost $350 for them to do it and rebuild/ regraph the dizzy, new coil, rewiring including 12V coil supply for my origianally six cylinder car. It runs great and a 12.9 pass on nitrous didn't bother it.

- I'm sure you could do the module conversion yourself if you knew what you were doing. I know my limitations!

Hope thats clear and helps Ron good luck
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Old 07-24-2004, 23:13   #10 (permalink)
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i might check around for different ignition modules like you say, its very frustrating at the moment. thanks for your input work horse
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