Re: [DML] 911, engine running on 3 cylinders MORE INFO
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Re: [DML] 911, engine running on 3 cylinders MORE INFO



thanks for your help guys. my car (or me) is Jinxed.
i have the 3 groups of 2 distributor cap. it is really starting to 
annoy me that you have to dismantle so much to get the distributor 
off.
i definately have no spark on 1,2,3  and great spark on 4,5,6.

i have now had 3 mechanics look at the car, they have all said its 
not possible to have only 3 sparking unless it had 2 distributors.(i 
have all new leads, (except coil to dis) yet all mechanics confirmed 
the problem after looking at the car.
Would it be possible for the coil to cause this? or....
someone said maybe the distributor is from a 4 cylinder car so...
the distributor has BOSCH 0 237 402 023 and TGRU6 (THE R IS POSSIBLY 
A P) is this the right part?  (looks right in photo from 
specialtauto. couldnt see part # though.
ROTOR ARM PART # BOSCH 123433  (THERE IS A CIRCLE WITH 2177 R5 IN IT)

ANYONE WHO HAS ANY IDEA WHY EVEN 1 LEAD/PLUG WOULDNT FIRE PLEASE 
HELP!

stupid things i have checked include;
is only half the engine earthed!
pulse coil tests 550
spark leads test 300 (approx)
cap is on correctly. could the cap "be bad"? there are no 
cracks/fractures/chips on it. all contacts are equally shiny.
coil is wired up correctly, but i havent replaced it since i bought 
the car. i dont remember the part # but it is bosch, black, and 
has "oil filled coil" stamped on the side.

if you wanted to make your engine do this, how could you?
could the aluminium block insulate somehow?


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Steve Stankiewicz 
<protodelorean@xxxx> wrote:
>
> Hi Andy.  I too was surprised that the thing even runs
> on 3 cylinders, but your removing all three plug wires
> at once seems pretty conclusive.  Assuming that the
> wires are on correctly, I'm wondering if you don't
> have an "even-fire" distributor cap.  Here's how to
> check:  the original cap for the Delorean was an
> "odd-fire" one such that if you look straight down on
> the top of the cap, it should look like three groups
> of two towers, not 6 evenly spaced.  An even-fire cap
> will be 6 evenly-spaced towers.  If you can't tell
> with it installed, it might be easier to just swap the
> old cap back on as a test.
> 
> 
> 
> Steve
> 
> VIN 2650 ("Project Delorean")
> www.projectdelorean.com
> 
> 
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