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 Post subject: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:25 pm 
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So my dad pressure washed his engine bay and now the car wont start, It cranks but wont turn over, We are getting spark from the coil. Sometimes as its cranking it backfires through the carby. I have searched through other threads with similar problems but would like some more opinions on possible problems. He has gone over just about everything with WD-40 with no improvement. Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:26 pm 
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it on gas?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:30 pm 
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ausedwagon wrote:
it on gas?


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No


Its an EL it has no carby,

You have probably fried the coil. you have spark but not under compression. replace coil.

Check your relays near near the airbox as well and the fuses near the battery.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:57 pm 
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These were really susceptible to water in the dizzy - dry it out and it may just run fine.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:17 pm 
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Water in dizzy = bad...

If you re unlucky, TFI module may also be dead.

But as mentioned above, let it dry and see how you go. To hasten the procedure, just spray some WD40 at the dizzy...should disperse the water well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:40 pm 
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Is there a way to test the tfi module?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:40 pm 
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switchx_o wrote:
Is there a way to test the tfi module?



yep, replace it, if it starts, the old ones f**k.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:47 pm 
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Been here before with our old EL.
Water in the dizzy.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:02 pm 
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My car does it too... I think my issue may be a hair line crack in the coil... water gets in and spark under compression turns to s**t because I pulled the dizzy top last time and there was no way there was water in there...

I am making TFI modules testers... :D Still in the process at the moment... it is getting there though:

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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:16 am 
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Turned out to be the timing was out? How does this happen after a pressure wash? Theres no way the water could have moved the dizzy.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Wont start after pressure washing
Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:54 pm 
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False alarm, moving the distributor must have just fluked something as it stopped working shortly after. Anyways we replaced the coil and it fired up... So it was indeed the coil in the end. Thanks for the replies, helpfull as always. :)
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