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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:54 am 
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had an issue with the car - went to start it up, and got a lovely blue spark on/near the intake manifold/fuel rail, where the leads were coming through from the coil - coil/leads/plugs are all brand spankers - and now the car will turn over, put a few pops through the exhaust, but won't start - guessing leads and/or a fuse somewhere?

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:05 am 
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sounds like you got a crack in one of the leads, and its earthing out thru your intake manifold or fuel rail. just go down to repco and get a new set of leads. should fix it up easily

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:12 am 
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which could also be the cause of my initial missfire?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:20 am 
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yeah would cause the misfire, because the spark isnt making it to the plugs.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:23 am 
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c'mon you ugly s**t!

:P:P:P

You've just built a new motor.. with performance in mind.. new leads/plugs woulda been on the list wouldnt they???
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:24 am 
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its GOT new plugs and leads, if you read the first post! and a new coil! :roll: lol

i'm not that tight! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:30 am 
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sorry, didnt see that. did you bother to change the rotor or dissi cap?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:31 am 
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EF - so changed coil :)

and the a*** comment was directed to the retard from the east! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:33 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
EF - so changed coil :)

and the a*** comment was directed to the retard from the east! :P


Don't get fresh with me..

:(

Anyway yeah, stuffed ignition leads are interesting to watch at night.. i've seen one on an 8 and the whole thing was lighting up blue.

So yeah, sounds dodgy to me but i guess u already know this :P
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:35 pm 
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would it short a fuse? or something else? :?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:44 pm 
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Have you pulled the leads off and checked them?
it's all great that they're new, but it won't be the first time somethings been f**k in the manufacturing process. If you can find damage, take back under warrenty.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:56 pm 
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will do so after work, when i get home. my main concern, is there other damage/issues i should be looking for? as it now won't fire up, is it just the leads, or something else?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:59 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
its GOT new plugs and leads, if you read the first post! and a new coil! :roll: lol

i'm not that tight! :P


i dunno i did hear ur an accountant...
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atomicmushroom00 wrote:
uglybob wrote:
its GOT new plugs and leads, if you read the first post! and a new coil! :roll: lol

i'm not that tight! :P


i dunno i did hear ur an accountant...


ROFL :lol:

 

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anyways, it isn't the leads. have swapped over, same result - no start. checked all fuses, nothing is blown.

 

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