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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 4:23 pm 
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right i searched the forum found my problem but im not too smart on the whole engine side of things...

now washed my engine bay for bout 5-8 secs with a preasure hose..

replies from other members say that its my coil or dizzy cap??


wheres the coil? and im guessing a dizzy cap is a ddistributor cap? if so where is that also lol

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:14 pm 
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If you have just washed the engine down, chances are a bit of water has gotten into the distrubutor or in the coil. The distributor or 'dissy' is under the intake manifold as is the coil toward the rear of the engine.

If the car is stuttering when idling, just take it for an easy drive down the road and back, let the engine warm up and all the water that was in the distributor will just dry out :wink:
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 7:17 pm 
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wat is wrong with ur engine.
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:06 pm 
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water has got on the distributor cap or coil...

i wanted to know where each of them are to see if i could see any wetness around the areas.. but now its too dark lol

i tried the hairdryer on the distributor cap but nothing happened..


my engine wants to turn over but doesnt
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:08 pm 
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that is a classic e-serires problem..... just keep trying to start it, it will pop and f@rt till all the water is gone.

 

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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:29 pm 
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im gonna open it out in the sun tomorrow and im hoping i dont need to replace anything lol
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:38 pm 
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Nah shouldn't need to replace anything if you just got it wet. Like 'Froudey' said, just keep cranking till it starts haha.

But if you're really keen to get to the distributor, prepare for some grazed knuckles and alot of swearing. It's best if the engine is cold to do this as there is a nasty metal heater pipe that runs right next to the dissy. Also take out the air filter box and intake tube above the radiator to make it a bit easier to get to.

There are two metal clips that hold the cap onto the distributor base, but i can't remember if there is enough room to move the cap with the high tension leads attached. Give it a go though, even if you can lift the cap up enough to squeeze a air nozzle in there to blow out the water.
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:35 am 
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coil was buggered and had a crack in me dizzy lmao
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