Re: [DML] STARTING UPDATE WOES
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Re: [DML] STARTING UPDATE WOES





So do you have a good solid spark?  Lots of fuel obviously, sometimes the spark can be weak at idle. Use an inductive timing light and check spark from the coil. If that is good check it from the number one wire and check timing. The vacuum line to the distributor should be plugged. The vacuum solenoid shouldn't open until over 1000 rpm.  Check the other plugs too. They should cause the light to flash regularly even though they won't match up on the timing marks. If they don't flash steadily you are not getting a steady spark. I have had the boots on the plug wires rub through and short to the bottom of the throttle body. It may not be obvious, maybe only a pinhole, but it doesn't take much. 

Hope it helps,

Ian Yanagisawa

On Oct 28, 2013, at 9:42 PM, mike clemens <rmclemns@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 

Today was not a good day.  Took all the plugs out and recleaned.  New frequency valve, buzzing as advertised.  Fuel pump, working as advertised.  All hoses hooked up and in place.  Turn key and crank, crank, crank and nothing.   Not even a hint of firing.  Pull all plugs and they all show signs of wet fuel.  Dry and reinstall plugs.   Crank again and still no fire.  Not even a hint of firing.
 
Played with the mixture screw--half turn at a time--trying to start in between turns.  Went three full turns up and three full turns down.  No difference---no firing at all.  Mixture screw is back at starting point.
 
Pull the fuel lines off the CPR and checked the screen for debris--clean.  Idle speed motor is still humming with just the key turned on.  Is this normal?  Tomorrow I will disconnect the frequency valve and see it I can get it started.   Any other ideas out there??
 
Mike  1630  TPS



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