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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:23 am 
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Ok, some of you may know that my car has been giving me the s**t lately, It would suddenly loose power, drop revs and either die or recover and be fine. If it died i was always able to re-start it and it would be fine. I replaced the TFI and the problem seemed to go away but then it happened again so the TFI improved the situation (engine died less frequently) but didnt solve it.

Tonight I went out to Kalamunda and everything was fine, when I got in my car to leave the engine started straight away, I let it warm up a bit, then as I was reversing the engine died. It would not re-start. I opened the bonnet and I could hear a very high pitched note, I couldnt see anything visably wrong but I disconnected the battery anyway. After re-connecting it there wasn't the high pitched noise and the engine started. I left and drove probably 20km's to roe hwy and tonkin cruising at 90 and the engine died, quite suddenly.

I pulled over and tried re-starting the engine but it wasnt working. I tried many times to disconnect the battery and re-connect it and try starting the engine but it wouldnt work. I tried cranking the engine for 30 seconds at a time, allowing the started motor to cool down in between attempts. None of this worked so I got a tow truck to pick me up and bring me home.

When I got home dad suggested that I attempt to start the car. It started and ran straight away, engine purring away, mocking me.


What is the problem with my car? what tests should i run to find the problem. I was thinking fuel pump but seeing as the car started when I got home (when it was COLD) that rules out the fuel pump.
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:13 am 
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try another dizzy, the hall effect sensor in the distributors are known to fail with similar symptoms

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:28 am 
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will a MPi dizzy work? The car is going to be converted to MPi so I may as well put in a MPi dizzy now if it will still work with the throttle body injection
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:02 am 
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i know sell it for parts and buy an AUxr6 i know of that has never had anyproblems...

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:05 am 
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what your selling your car frank???? :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:37 am 
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Blu Falc wrote:
will a MPi dizzy work? The car is going to be converted to MPi so I may as well put in a MPi dizzy now if it will still work with the throttle body injection

no, EFI and CFI distributors have different chopper rings in them, tho the hall effect sensor itself should be the same

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:37 pm 
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i had the same symptoms as u did... the occasional stalling for no apparent reason... at cruising speed, roundabouts, hills up and down... turned out that my ecu (auto ef) at the time had started to play up n it would every few days just shut the engine down at will... had to get towed after it refused to start afterwoods.. i was usualy able to start the engine but after the 5th time the engine refused to start..

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:32 pm 
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Interceptor wrote:
try another dizzy, the hall effect sensor in the distributors are known to fail with similar symptoms

yeah he is dead right..

its the hall effect sensor in the dizzy.. same problem happened to me, i changed everything but the fukn dizzy.

MPFI dizz wont work with CFI motor.

Don't buy another 2nd hand dizzy its not worth it, Ebay dizzys are 50-100bucks brand new grab one of them!
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:34 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
i know sell it for parts and buy an AUxr6 i know of that has never had anyproblems...


pfft, that thrashed out peice of crap? no way :D

I will grab a new dizzy for it, this better be the bloody problem. I have a spare ECU but its for a MPi EA so I cant swap that to see if it will work
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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:52 pm 
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what your selling your car frank???? :lol:



mmmm are u tempted...

insurace values car at 15.4k
will sell to fm members for 13

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:54 pm 
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pfft, that thrashed out peice of crap? no way :D



yet my so called thrased piece of crap goes hard can do 14.9 1/4 miles
has never broken down on me, drives nice still :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:12 pm 
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ive bought a dizzy off ebay for $50 so we will see how it goes, better bloody work
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Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:41 pm 
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Ok could be crank angle sensor if you have coil packs or could be distributor.Have you checked for spark or fuel when your car stalls?Have encountered similar problems with a 94 xg 4L ute ended up replacing the computer and distributor.Hope that helps

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:47 pm 
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I bought a dizzy off ebay, arrived two days later, and it already had a TFI on it, I had just bought a TFI from repco for $66 and this complete dizzy with TFI cost me $65 brand new delivered to my door.

Can the TFI from a CPi fit a MPi dizzy as well?
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Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:25 pm 
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lol good one anton..


no they wont work!!
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