Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ipswich, Queensland
2ltr won't rev
I have a 2ltr mk1 with the usual mods (40 thou flat top pistons, large cam, some head work, extractors, etc) and the car will not rev past 5000 rpm. Is this to be expected? When you take off hard it will fly up to 5000 then start to miss and break down, if you keep into it past 5500 the engine just dies and then starts back up again in a few seconds. The car still has points and they have been set according to the workshop book and I have tried two standard carbies and both have done the same thing. While I was checking things I noticed that when a test light is put on the positive side of the coil it is very dim and just today the car is very hard to start unless the ignition key is in just the right spot. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? Could it be a faulty ignition switch not giving the coil enough power? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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