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 Post subject: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:59 am 
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In the mornings on a cold start the engine cranks but won't fire for a bit, if I spray a lil start ya bastard in it fires straight away,
I have changed coil, plugs, fuel pump, fuel filter, and still can't figure the problem any help would be greatly appreciated
Car is a el gli 4.0l
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 Post subject: Re: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:32 pm 
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ElWagoon wrote:
In the mornings on a cold start the engine cranks but won't fire for a bit, if I spray a lil start ya bastard in it fires straight away,
I have changed coil, plugs, fuel pump, fuel filter, and still can't figure the problem any help would be greatly appreciated
Car is a el gli 4.0l

Spark Plug Leads or distributor maybe, Voltage drop?
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 Post subject: Re: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:03 pm 
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About the only thing I haven't tried is the dizzy, will have a look this weekend
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 Post subject: Re: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:39 am 
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ElWagoon wrote:
About the only thing I haven't tried is the dizzy, will have a look this weekend


how good is your spark?.
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 Post subject: Re: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:37 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
ElWagoon wrote:
About the only thing I haven't tried is the dizzy, will have a look this weekend


how good is your spark?.


Not sure I last I checked everything was sparking, it's not firing at all now, when I turn the key it is a slow crank, there's been a new battery, I'm thinking starter motor
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 Post subject: Re: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:33 pm 
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ElWagoon wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
ElWagoon wrote:
About the only thing I haven't tried is the dizzy, will have a look this weekend


how good is your spark?.


Not sure I last I checked everything was sparking, it's not firing at all now, when I turn the key it is a slow crank, there's been a new battery, I'm thinking starter motor



have you stuck a battery charger on the battery? coz as you keep trying to start it the battery will go flat. i'd say it's possibly a weak spark, which can be leads, coil or dizzy. have you done any work on dizzy, cam, timming etc lately?.
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 Post subject: Re: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:57 am 
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Mad2 wrote:
ElWagoon wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
ElWagoon wrote:
About the only thing I haven't tried is the dizzy, will have a look this weekend


how good is your spark?.


Not sure I last I checked everything was sparking, it's not firing at all now, when I turn the key it is a slow crank, there's been a new battery, I'm thinking starter motor



have you stuck a battery charger on the battery? coz as you keep trying to start it the battery will go flat. i'd say it's possibly a weak spark, which can be leads, coil or dizzy. have you done any work on dizzy, cam, timming etc lately?.


Nah havnt done any work on them, all I done was replaced coil and plugs and battery, when I bought the car the leads looked brand new
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 Post subject: Re: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2022 12:13 am 
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Problem solved took it to mechanics and it was the distributor
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 Post subject: Re: Start ya bastard el falcon
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 8:10 am 
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Yeah they can be a b**ch. Mine was changed recently as well. With mine the car would not either start or just randomly turns off while driving or idling.
Went through hell checking everything to work out what it could be changing relays etc.

 

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