351 XE on LPG
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
The 351 in my XE just stopped dead. I checked all the wires to the ignition and LPG switch, but still no spark. I had power at both sides of the coil and at the LPG switch, but nothing. I swapped the coil and the rotor and that made no difference.
The only thing left in the equation was the Bosch electronic distributor, that I had reconditioned and recurved over a year ago and has never missed a beat. I pulled it and swapped it for an old, dirty one I had in the shed. The 351 started first turn of the starter.
What could be wrong?
The only thing I can think of is the module hanging off the side.
If this is stuffed and needs replacing, can I do away with it altogether and replace it with an MSD, HyFire or FireBall. I’ve always wanted a bigger spark for the slower burning gas.
This could be the excuse I need to get it now. I’m just not sure how these units work or connect, as I’m not electronically minded. Do I still use my standard coil?