Re: '90 5.0 Engine slows to a stop
David M <NOSPAM@nospam.com> wrote in
> On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 02:45:37 +0000, Brad and Mia rearranged some
> electrons to form:
>> "Backyard Mechanic" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> I found it weird because the engine just didnt stop, but
>>>> the RPM dropped before stalling.
>>> If the needle dropped to the peg but the engine was still turning at
>>> reasonable rpm... remove the TFI (Ignition Module), bet you find the
>>> on the back hard and caky... should be GREASY.
>>> Alternative is the ign power from the switch, notorious in those
>>> years for failing.
>>> ALL YOU GUYS OUT THERE WITH THE TFI SYSTEM ... IF YOU NEVER LOOKED
>>> AT IT, DO SO... RELUBE IT before it fails! That means take off the
>>> old, put on new.
>> Okay, where is the TFI? I've got the grease and the time...
> Mounted on the distributor. The grease is thermal compound
> that allows heat to conduct from the module to the distributor
> body. It's not dielectric grease.
Dielectric grease works just fine.... as does plumbers silicone grease
from Lowes, it's the temp rating that counts.
And the white grease for heat sinks always WAS called "dielectric
grease" in the electronics industry.