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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:04 pm 
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Recently I was f@rt assing around with the car and noticed this thingy (pictured) Now my thermostat has a slight leak and it looks to me the coolant has blown back onto this "thingy" and has burnt on there, now it has a connector on it and im sure all that burnt coolant on it cant be good. Anyone know wtf it is and what it does? lol cheers

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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:11 pm 
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Thats your dizze, you might have a water leak or something near by???
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:16 pm 
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EF's came out with coil packs, and there down further with the leads going into them. But as for the leak ive got a leaky thermostat, which i think is blowing back onto that "thing" lol
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:33 pm 
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Crank angle sensor? That is where the dizzy is on an EL. Obviously some other sort of sensor or cap is on there.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:42 pm 
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That tells the coil pack when to fire, basically the EF's just have a smartened up distributor, consisting of the "thingy" which has a shaft running into the block like a dizzy does, and wires on it which tell the coilpack to fire. a rather essential component.
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:09 pm 
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That tells the coil pack when to fire, basically the EF's just have a smartened up distributor, consisting of the "thingy" which has a shaft running into the block like a dizzy does, and wires on it which tell the coilpack to fire. a rather essential component.


Okay, cool, so in other words that could be why my car is miss fireing and idling bad.. Do you think a bit of a clean up may fix this problem?
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:13 pm 
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ohhhh maybe, if the connection is bad it maybe the cause, maybe
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:19 pm 
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no harm cleaning it up i guess.. should i just degrease it or actually pull it apart and stuff it .. lol
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:27 pm 
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Not sure if you can get them apart?!? never realy looked that hard, I would just pull the plug off it first and see if there is any corrosion, and sort that out if there is, probabally not a godd idea to wet it anymore than it looks like it already has been.
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:32 pm 
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maybe pull the plug off and spray it with some of that connection spray stuff.. hmm
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:37 pm 
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thats a good starting point
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:54 pm 
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maybe pull the plug off and spray it with some of that connection spray stuff.. hmm


Must be careful.

Usually plugs like that (I know the TFI distributor plugs do) have a conductive waterproof grease in them. Keeps the water out.

I know my plug doesnt have that grease in it, and if I have any water drop onto the plug, the car will drop spark. Sometimes no spark at all, until its completely dry.
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:56 pm 
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hrm.. what should i do then? :s
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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:58 pm 
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dont bother with that, try leads and plugs first. then if still doing it will most likely be the coil pack. had the same thing the other week and was the coils.
do u find its misfiring when u accellerate?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:14 pm 
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Firstly fix the coolant leak.

I know the dizzys in all other models ground to the engine by the dizzy body touching the block. When it gets wet.. No more gound, dizzy not work so good... Might be a similar situation.

Maybe clean out the plug and fill it with grease again..
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