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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:59 pm 
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gday all,
i have little problem with my car. i just degreased the engine and hosed it off. about 2 hours later i got into my car and i started driving and it was fine. after about 2 kms i started cutting out when i put my foot down and then after that it was driving really rough and idled rough too. i was just wandering if this has happend to anyone else or if someone could shed some light and should i warry about it....

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:22 pm 
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try it in the morning, i'd bet you've got water in something electrical that doesnt enjoy getting wet

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:48 pm 
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Yeh, just give it a bit of time to dry out a little...

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:07 pm 
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Sounds like you got the dizzy wet. or the coil.

Try not to point Hi pressure water at anything that has wires. and use a compressor to blow out excess water from where the sparks are.
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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:10 pm 
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oh ok cheers,
so will that just dry out or what?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:17 pm 
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yea, it'll dry out on its own

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:18 pm 
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yeppers should just dry out, if it still exists tomorrow...then id worry but until then alls good. Lift the bonet, will dry faster.
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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:21 pm 
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will it be right to drive or should i aviod driving it till it dries up

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:27 pm 
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well id say if you drive it, it will heat up and therefore not be a prob after a while. Engins are meant to be tough, and the electrics are made with the idea in mind that they will get wet sometimes, i would drive it n not worry about it.
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:22 pm 
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if it stll doesnt work properly spray crc in the dizzy near the rotor if still f**k go to kmart and get a rotor and dizzy cap and try that... quite cheap and should solve the problem
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:41 pm 
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happened to me too about 2 months ago... i left it for 3 days and still wouldnt even start... i ended up replacing the coil.. now if i wash my engine i go for a run and let the engine warm up a bit so any water will evaporate quicker...

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:08 pm 
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Usually the coil cracks where the 2 steel plates bolt to it, water can get in and play havock, thats what happened to mine so i modified the brackets to make the coil sit verticel instead of horizontal, taking the stress off the coil. A new coil for my el 6cyl cost $50 trade. the same coil is used in VT commowhores!
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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:53 pm 
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I had a similar problem with mine, it turned out that the timing was way out from the time i bought it. Once it was adjusted it hasn't played up at all...

 

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