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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:04 am 
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I'm thinking its the ignition leads as I've had this happen to two cars we've had.
Seems to be getting worse so the wife says shes been driving it. I'm taking it to work today and see how bad it is.

I'm thinking spark plug change and ignition lead change. Failing that might be the coil pack.

Dont think its missing but I'm not sure. Let you guys know more this afternoon when I get back.

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:34 am 
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Sounds like coil pack to me - although it was replaced (and new leads) about 18 months ago from memory. surely the coil pack lasts longer than that?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:38 am 
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Could be your ignition leads, as they do f**k up. They only way to check them is with an ohm meter. They should be about 7000 ohms per foot. The coil packs very rarely fail.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:11 pm 
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Seems to be running alright now.
It was sluggish and the fuel economy is up the s**t. It was hunting idle and kind of had a flat spot. I think the wife was driving like miss daisy and it carboned up. I gave it a bit this morning on the way to work and still wasnt that great but after I got home it is better. I think I'll change the spark plugs and the leads because they are the motorcraft ones I'll get some you beaut leads for it.

How hard is it to access the leads on the coil pack? I cant get my hand down there.

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:07 pm 
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if you take the air box out, top and bottom, you can get your arm in there

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:34 pm 
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Cheers tickford 6. And if that dont cure it completely then its a new coil pack.

 

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If you can get the car up on ramps or jack it up you will have access from the bottom of the car to get to the coil
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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:07 pm 
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I've ruled out a bad batch of fuel. Filled up at a popular BP with ultimate 98 and added Nulon octane booster and its still hunting and lacks power.

I've ordered a new set of NGK ignition leads @ $64 for the set. Part number for those interested is RC-FDK809 for both GLI and XR6 EF application

Hopefully tomorrow it will be back to normal. I'll keep you's up to date.

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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:07 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
I've ordered a new set of NGK ignition leads @ $64 for the set. Part number for those interested is RD-FDK809 for both GLI and XR6 EF application
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Is'nt that RC-FDK809??
was that from Repco?
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Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:47 pm 
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Is'nt that RC-FDK809??
was that from Repco?


Sorry yeah your right I mistyped its the RC-FDK809.

Nah not from repco it was from Veale auto parts.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:40 pm 
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No one stocks them here, their all order in
what are the ends like on them -ie good thick modled rubber ??
can you send us a pick of them ? I've heard their good but have never seen them.
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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:48 pm 
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I've uploaded a pic to my gallery so you can have a look smee.

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Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:48 pm 
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I've changed the spark plugs and ignition leads and it has smoothed it out but its still a bit rough special at idle.

Now I'm thinking coil pack, fuel filter or injectors.

I need this diagnosed so its not gonna cost and arm and a leg at a mechanics I'd rather tell them the problem so it works out cheaper.

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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:22 am 
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If I were you, before spending all this money at the mechanics I would first do some maintenance... apart from leads and sparks - distributor cap (if you got one, Im pretty sure you do), air filter (unless you have K&N, BMC, etc clean them just in case), also clean your injectors professionally might cost a bit, but definately worth it, fuel filter, and after that try reseting your ECU. after all that if there's something still wrong, I would change the coil pack.

With the above mentioned things, if they don't help, you still have a much better running car.

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Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:25 am 
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No the EFs dont have a distributor, I already have a K&N filter.

I'll change the fuel filter and see what happens then I'll see how much cleaning injectors is worth.

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