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Old 11-10-2005, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
Kryptoknight
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Bad Wires help

a 1990 f150, whenever it get real foggy/damp overnight i cant start the
truck in the morning. i swap out plugs/wires/cap/rotor and then its fine.

what gives?


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Old 11-10-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Bad Wires help

"Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:

> a 1990 f150, whenever it get real foggy/damp overnight i cant start the
> truck in the morning. i swap out plugs/wires/cap/rotor and then its fine.
>
> what gives?
>
>


are you serious?

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Old 11-10-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Bad Wires help

If it's fine then why the problem?
If you mean you keep swapping the same parts following a damp night
then the parts may all be bad. Try some new parts. Or you could wait
until next time and spray the parts with silicone or WD-40 and see if
it starts then. That would prove the theory that the old parts are
picking up moisture and grounding out your spark.
In the end, it sounds like you need new parts, not previously owned
parts.

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Old 11-11-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Bad Wires help


"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
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> "Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote:
>
> > a 1990 f150, whenever it get real foggy/damp overnight i cant start the
> > truck in the morning. i swap out plugs/wires/cap/rotor and then its

fine.
> >
> > what gives?


Its ****ing damp you clown, use a health dose of WD 40 to get rid of the
water.


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Old 11-13-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Bad Wires help

wow, you guys are nuts.

we swap out everything woth new parts, then it's fine. it's no good to
simply use wd40.

possibly something shorting out??


"Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
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> If it's fine then why the problem?
> If you mean you keep swapping the same parts following a damp night
> then the parts may all be bad. Try some new parts. Or you could wait
> until next time and spray the parts with silicone or WD-40 and see if
> it starts then. That would prove the theory that the old parts are
> picking up moisture and grounding out your spark.
> In the end, it sounds like you need new parts, not previously owned
> parts.
>



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Old 11-13-2005, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Bad Wires help


"Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in message
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> wow, you guys are nuts.
>
> we swap out everything woth new parts, then it's fine. it's no good to
> simply use wd40.
>
> possibly something shorting out??
>


What do you mean?!? Is it fixed now? If so it was probably the coil
wire................................................................................................ .................................................................



> "Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1131635552.820999.119280@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>> If it's fine then why the problem?
>> If you mean you keep swapping the same parts following a damp night
>> then the parts may all be bad. Try some new parts. Or you could wait
>> until next time and spray the parts with silicone or WD-40 and see if
>> it starts then. That would prove the theory that the old parts are
>> picking up moisture and grounding out your spark.
>> In the end, it sounds like you need new parts, not previously owned
>> parts.
>>

>
>



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Old 11-14-2005, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Bad Wires help


"Kryptoknight" wrote

> wow, you guys are nuts.
>
> we swap out everything woth new parts, then it's fine.


It must be nice to be rich enough to be able to swap out everything,
every time it doesn't start instantly. If it's foggy/damp every night
for a month, that's 30 sets of wires and 240 plugs. Do you get a
discount for buying so many?

> it's no good to simply use wd40.


If there's moisture condensed on those parts from the "foggy/damp"
nights, then WD40 (Water Displacement formula #40) works great.

> possibly something shorting out??


And what can cause things to short out? WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-22-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Bad Wires help

not every time it's "damp". after a night of heavy fog the truck wont start.
i burned a starter once because i cranked it too much. we only get heavy fog
maybe 2 times per year.

so, could it be just the coil wire??

"MasterBlaster" <Nobody's.Home@My.Place> wrote in message
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>
> "Kryptoknight" wrote
>
>> wow, you guys are nuts.
>>
>> we swap out everything woth new parts, then it's fine.

>
> It must be nice to be rich enough to be able to swap out everything,
> every time it doesn't start instantly. If it's foggy/damp every night
> for a month, that's 30 sets of wires and 240 plugs. Do you get a
> discount for buying so many?
>
>> it's no good to simply use wd40.

>
> If there's moisture condensed on those parts from the "foggy/damp"
> nights, then WD40 (Water Displacement formula #40) works great.
>
>> possibly something shorting out??

>
> And what can cause things to short out? WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>



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