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 Post subject: Car Died suddenly?
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:57 am 
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I was driving my EB11 to day when all of a sudden the motor just died
I have found that thier is no spark at the plugs
Has anyone had simular problems?
When it stoped the motor just cut out and when i went to start it it would turnover but not fire
it was missing alittle but at now revs in the lead up to it dieing
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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:22 am 
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Yep!! its the TFI module on the side of the dissy.

An easy fix but when i did mine about 4-5 years ago i found that from repco (from memory) the tfi was like $100 and a complete new dissy was $180, so i just bought the dissy, it comes complete and will save having to replace the rotor button and cap and so on.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:30 am 
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If the injectors are firing it will just be the coil, but if not getting injector pulse or spark, then definitely TFI module.
You can test for injector pulse with an LED, un-clip the plug from an injector, place the LED in and crank the engine, if it blinks, its working.

As mentioned above, best to buy complete new dizzy as sometimes the hall sensor can be buggered too and will ruin the next TFI you put on.

I recently bought a complete Bosch dizzy from a ford dealership that is selling on ebay for $160. Search for distrbutor (missing the 'I') to find it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:39 pm 
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ok i hooked up an LED and i got a couple of blinks then nothing so i figued it must be the coil but i wired in another one useing wires running off the plug that goes to the stock coil but still nothing im not sure if i had it wired in properly so im ganna put my money on the coil

has anyone had simular problem like this and it wasnt the coil or the dizzy??
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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:54 pm 
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The TFI modules can die like that, where they will work then stop... work then stop...etc
This is the problem I had recently, it would start and run for on average about 15sec's then die.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:05 pm 
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my car is not running at all though?
but it did stop ruuning one time did in the same way but statrted agian shortly after???
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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:11 pm 
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Change the TFI module mate!

Alternatively go to the wreckers and get another dizzy, but the condition could be questionable...

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:01 pm 
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blacksabbath189 wrote:
Change the TFI module mate!


I know aye :roll:

Mate you asked for advice, and we gave it, you could put money on the fact that almost everyone on here who has had a dissy e-series has had one go, if not they will!

Trust us if there's not spark and she just died suddenly, its the tfi.

I wouldn't go second hand unless you can pick one up really cheap.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:34 pm 
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Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:53 am 
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ok got a new dizzy on the way 224 dollas from Appco
ganna put it in this arvo hope she fixes her
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Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:04 am 
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put the new dizzy in and shes got spark now but still wont go ??
iv got the timming right i belive but nuthing
its got fuel
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Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:08 pm 
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My El would just die and if you waited 5 or 10 minutes away it went again as if nothing was wrong for 10 or 20 km.
I replaced the dizzy and coil $480 but its sweet as now.
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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:46 am 
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shes a runna had the timin g out 180 degress
now all good althouhgt it doesnt seem to be as quik of the mark but that the timming iv gotta get the perfect
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