Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2003 10:42:29 +0100
From: Matt Gibson <gothicknopsamick.org.uk>
Subject: Re: Intermittent power loss after a service...


Grunff wrote: > Does the car have a throttle potentiometer or a throttle > position switch (will depend on when in 88 it was made, and what > market it was made for)? You can tell by opening the throttle > with your ear right next to the throttle body - if it's a > switch, you'll hear a tiny click. If it's a potentiometer, then It's a switch -- I remember that tiny click from when I was checking out my faulty dashpot (replaced a few months ago.) > Does the connection on the side of the distributor look > good/tight? Remove it, check, clean, and put back on. I'll check that. I guess I'll check out all the ignition side; after all, they just changed the spark plugs, so they musts have been moving the HT around, at the very least... > A failing ignintion coil can also produce these symptoms. > Replace the coil (not expeensive or difficult). I'll bear it in mind. > These are the most common causes; there are a whole load of > others which are less common. If you have a throttle > potentiometer, that's where my money is. Ta for the help. I'm going to have a look around the engine and take her out for another test drive this evening. Cheers, Matt -- "It's the small gaps between the rain that count, and learning how to live amongst them." -- Jeff Noon

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