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Re: Stormy Breakdown (long) FOLLOW-UP
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Posted by Arabiflora [Email] (#1129) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Arabiflora) on Sat, 12 May 2018 00:58:19 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Stormy Breakdown (long), Arabiflora [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 2 May 2018 21:48:32
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So I bought some Bougicord plug wires, NGK plugs, Bosch cap and rotor and replaced existing parts. It wasn't a trivial transplant operation since it involved nearly simultaneous removal of all existing ignition wiring parts and I greatly feared messing-up the firing order so I carefully labelled the new cap connectors to indicate corresponding cylinder/plug connections, took my time, and gotter done. The old plugs were a bit gray and, in a post mortem analysis, I found that the minimum gap was .035, one was >0.040, so there's that. The contacts within the distributor cap and on the rotor were noticeably carboned-up so it seems clear that it had been a while since those parts had been replaced (my bad). She might run a bit better now, but not remarkably so; my sincerest hope is that the $100 or so investment in replacement parts will prevent another stall during a torrential downpour but I'm not going out of my way to test that hypothesis.
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