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 Post subject: TFI - now I know what it stands for
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:07 pm 
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That F***ing Idiot

Because mine died and it's a real pain in the proverbial to diagnose the fault.

In fact had it not been for the knowledge on this site I seriously doubt I'd have been able to get this fixed myself and since I'm unemployed at the moment that would have been a big problem.

Still a lesson learned and I'm seriously considering remotely mountig the TFI on a heat sink to keep it cooler.

Go stung for a whole new dizzy ($170) as the shop didn't have a TFI on the shelf. So had to remove the inlet manifold to make the replacement, what a pain, at least I was able to replace the manifold gasket.

I've never experenced a vehicle with such an awkwardly located distributer that incorporates a heat sensetive component in possibly the hottest engine location apart from under the exhaust manifold.

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 Post subject: Re: TFI - now I know what it stands for
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:02 pm 
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You can do it without removing the manifold. But its still a royal pain the the proverbial.

I hate distributors and think cars of this era shouldn't have them. I converted my EL to coil pack ignition from and EF. No more TFI failures, No motor rotor button and cap replacements while burning my hand on the heater pipe!

If you good on the Auto elec side it's a good conversion. Was easier for me though running an AU motor. You need the timing cover where the CAS bolts on also the Tone wheel on the harmonic balancer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: TFI - now I know what it stands for
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:43 pm 
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Yep...

Dizzy fits in with the rotor button and first cap removed... Then you fit those once in the block...

the-garage-f53/timmya-s-93-ed-falcon-t79040-420.html

Read this page and the following page^^^

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 Post subject: Re: TFI - now I know what it stands for
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Nice mod and write up Tim, thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: TFI - now I know what it stands for
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:25 pm 
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you dont need to remove the dizzy to change tfi module either, it can be done in the car
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 Post subject: Re: TFI - now I know what it stands for
Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:48 am 
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Always make sure you use genuine Bosch TFI/Dizzy/Coils or you'll be replacing it in 12months... or less!
Repco's standard Fuelmiser brand are crap!

 

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 Post subject: Re: TFI - now I know what it stands for
Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:14 am 
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And hopefully you don't stuff your aux shaft.
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