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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:20 pm 
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it was running a little rough it felt like it was missing somwhere and it was blowing soot so i pulled out the plugs to clean them but at least it still started and ran.
i put the cleaned plugs back in and started it - no problem untill i took it for a drive it didnt want to go anywhere, i barly managed to get it back!. it only started once again this time running so rough (backfiring) it wouldent run unless you had you foot firmly planted.

i tried replacing the leads and putting more juice in it and the distributer is less than a year old, it doesnt seem to wanna run anymore :cry:

anyhelp will be great!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:46 pm 
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*update*, just got the bugger to start, but even with the new leads its still running as ^above^.

does any one have any thoughs on whats wrong?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:50 pm 
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Check your MAP Sensor, i heard that when they play up it will cause it the car blow black smoke and stall all the time.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:27 am 
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Sounds to me like its ur coil. they are only 30 bucks and easy to replace;

u might want to check ur MAP lines and MAP sensor too...
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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:48 pm 
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well ive replaced the sparky's and leads and the coil and the dizzy are relativley new, but things have gone from bad to worse now i have no spark at ANY of the spark plugs........Argh what could it be, i am going to check the map sensor aswell to day

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:50 pm 
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Check the Oxy sensor...sounds like it could be that maybe?

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just read no spark...thats not related to MAP or oxy sensor...
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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:58 pm 
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bad earth somewhere??

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:35 pm 
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are you sure your coil is good?.....try using a different one??

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:53 pm 
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pleanty of spark at coil (tested), ive replaced the dizzy cap and the rotor button now im getting a very weak spark, the fuel pump is working as it should, and the battery has enough charge to wind it over quickly.

where getting close people

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:33 pm 
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Did the TFI module get replaced with the dizzy? starting to sound like that could be either buggered or have a bad contact. other thing that would do it is the earth lead between the battery and the engine / body is loose or broken.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:40 pm 
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its going at last!, it was the coil arfter all, it was putting out a descent spark just not descent enough i guess.

a lesson told and a lesson learnt, i promise i wont be so pig headed again!
thanks to every one for the replies.

oh does any one know how to pull a PCV valve off with out removing the head, it should just pull out.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:05 pm 
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GTFORDMAN wrote:

oh does any one know how to pull a PCV valve off with out removing the head, it should just pull out.


I'd like to kown that also.
The valve on the EL comes out easy as, but no so with the EA

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:02 pm 
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GTFORDMAN wrote:

oh does any one know how to pull a PCV valve off with out removing the head, it should just pull out.


I'd like to kown that also.
The valve on the EL comes out easy as, but no so with the EA


ive found it does just pull out arfter al, its just that the ones from the EA's have a lip at the bottom that prevents them from pullin straight out with a bit of force.

how i evetualy got mine out was to get a set of vice grips and clamp them onto the PCV valve Tightly, then get a screw driver underneath the front of the vice grips and while you are holding the back of them (vice grips) rock and lift out the PCV. for such a small part on the engine its a pain in the a*** to remove, but it does pull out.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:05 pm 
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when u replace the pcv valve replace the rubber seal in the rocker cover as well

they go hard with age and that was why it was so difficult remove PCV valve 8-)
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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:19 am 
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GTFORDMAN wrote:
its going at last!, it was the coil arfter all, it was putting out a descent spark just not descent enough i guess.

a lesson told and a lesson learnt, i promise i wont be so pig headed again!
thanks to every one for the replies.

oh does any one know how to pull a PCV valve off with out removing the head, it should just pull out.


That is exactly the same thing that happened to my EL after I washed the engine down and I was also stooged. I had a spark at the coil but not at the plugs. Thinking leads or dizzy, it took me awhile to start thinking that it might be the coil.
Hope that makes you feel better.

 

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