Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 01:38:21 +0000 (UTC)
From: bogartnopsamail.net (Lloyd Bogart)
Subject: Re: Sudden engine stop


I had an identical problem in an early 1980's 900. After an expensive fuel pump replacement, (which didn't help at all) it was found to be a timing chip of some sort located on the distributor. It was cracked, and functioned perfectly until it heated up...at which time the crack widened and the ignition failed. As soon as it cooled down, it worked again...for a while. I replaced it, and had no further trouble. I don't know whether the 99 GL ignition functions on the same principle, but if so, I'd look there first. Good luck, Lloyd ***** In article <2PAX8.257$Yf1.7459nopsam010.worldonline.dk>, "Anders Fondal" <fondisnopsamali.no> wrote: > Hi guys > > I have an 83 99 GL. > The car works just fine and have done so ever since I bought it in february, > possible with a little too rich mixture (occasional smell of gas, and a > somewhat low mileage pr. litre) > > However: It runs fine for about a kilometer or two, then it just dies on me. > I have power and ignition, but it won't run. I wait for a minute or two, and > it fires up like nothing happened. Then it just dies again. > > I have changed membrane in the carb, adjusted floater and replaced floater > valve. (when it runs, it runs very smoothly and in my ears very nice) > No gas smell, no sputter..... the carb's now in very good shape > > Could it be the timing module? or the distributor/cap? > > Any suggestions wuld be of great help, > > Anders

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