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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:32 pm 
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after washing the engine the car was running but later on just cruising it stop and bit later its start again but when mate gave it a little rev it stopped again. can anyone tell me what the cause is please. even tho i left it overnight to dry out of any excess water it still doest start but it turns over and try to start but i think it could be the coil.
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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:12 pm 
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you may have got water in the dizzy, pull the cap off and check it's all dry.
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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:25 pm 
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thanks, yeah i check that but i dont think theres no spark because when we go to start it we can just smell fuel. and it trys to start
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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:53 pm 
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prolly moist leads or something when i wash my eninge bay it is a dog it runs doggy and sounds like a real lumpy eight any way i think i need to change to new leads to maybe get a heat lamp and dry ya leads out...

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:18 pm 
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when ever u use a high pressure cleaner under the bonnet, u should try to keep away from the distributor cos it does leak. an easy fix is to unclip the cap and spray inside with crc wd40. the last time it happened to me i was at carlovers using a gerni. i didnt have any crc in the boot so had to drive it running on 4-5 cylinders. it will eventualy clear itself once it starts to dry out. :?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:16 pm 
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prolly moist leads or something when i wash my eninge bay it is a dog it runs doggy and sounds like a real lumpy eight any way i think i need to change to new leads to maybe get a heat lamp and dry ya leads out...


i didnt know the silicon leads could get damp with moisture, or do you mean the carbon centre cores at each end clip?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:40 pm 
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Spray all electrical in engine bay with WD40.
it also pays to leave the bonnet up to let the moisture evaporate.

I never had a problem before!

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:44 pm 
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A friend of mine had the exact same problem a few weeks ago. cleaned engine, car drove fine. next day still drove fine, that afternoon it died. she called the RAC and the coil had died. we put a new one on the next day, all good again. It seems they take a while to fry the coil after cleaning the engine, so i would have a good look at the coil and try another one if you have a spare.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:50 pm 
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yeah thanks for ur help people ive just been told by my machanic that it is the the coil so going to buy a new one tomorrow. just after it stop i try started it again but i smelt a burning smell thro me car and i told him that and said yeah coil shorted itself out.
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Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:14 am 
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Remember to use a water dispenser next time.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:57 pm 
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car start fine now just needed a new coil and its all good thanks guys.
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Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:06 pm 
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Els are a common problem
I had the same thing happen with the coil
they are prone to cracking and you have probably got water in the coil - Pull it off and inspect to see fi there are cracks in it
If so replace it

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:21 pm 
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Slick wrote:
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did you mean disperser, or does he seem thirsty. :P

 

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prolly moist leads or something when i wash my eninge bay it is a dog it runs doggy and sounds like a real lumpy eight any way i think i need to change to new leads to maybe get a heat lamp and dry ya leads out...


i didnt know the silicon leads could get damp with moisture, or do you mean the carbon centre cores at each end clip?


moist leads as in old leadsish leads....

 

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car start fine now just needed a new coil and its all good thanks guys.


Bet it idles a s**t load better now too

 

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