RE: [DML] Re: Starved Fuel Symptoms When Hot
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RE: [DML] Re: Starved Fuel Symptoms When Hot

Shannon, David is naturally right that it could be an impulse coil /
ignition problem going from bad to dead instead of a fuel problem which I
was addressing.
The ignition coil can also do the same thing. If you have a DMM when this
happens again you can unplug the wire from the rear firewall and see if
there is any ohmage. Normally when they get hot they will be up somewhere
around 700 ohms and cold at about 500 ohms. If you read nothing when hot
then that is what it is. The wire inside over the years has stretched and
when it cools down it shrinks down and touches again.
The ignition coil reading from + to - is around .7 ohms or 1.7 ohms which
ever one you have.
John Hervey

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
David Teitelbaum
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 9:54 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Starved Fuel Symptoms When Hot

Are you SURE it is a fuel problem? To me it sounds like an impulse
coil problem. The next time it happens you must test either the fuel
system or the ignition system. If you have some Ether squirt a SMALL
amount in and see if it runs. If it does then it's fuel and if it
doesn't run then it's ignition. The other way to test would be to pull
a spark plug wire and see if there is spark. No spark means an
ignition system problem and very likely it is the impulse coil inside
the distributer.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

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