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Well I was hoping to solve this ignition problem methodically so we could record the failure mode of a specific part. Looks now like that is not going to happen.



When I bought this car I was told by the mechanic that serviced it that the car was road worthy and I should hop on a plane and drive it the 800 miles home.



What a lyingsonofa***** this guy was.



He was even so kind as to charge the A/C for me for $250 on a system that does not work. Not to mention the rear parking brakes that were held in place with bailing wire that drug on the rotors.



So here is the latest.

> CDI box, replaced

> Coil, replaced

> Overboost Switch, replaced

> Coil Wire, replaced

> 14 Pin Connector, checked and cleaned

> Relays, tested



ALL NO CHANGE.



So it's time to go into the distributor. The above mentioned mechanic tells me this car was tuned up a couple years ago.

What do YOU think?











Plug wire #1 is corroded as well. I'm done dickin' with this mess; it's all coming out and new/rebuilt components going in. Probably what I should have done to begin with; unfortunately I believed this jackass mechanic and thought I could enjoy driving the car while restoring it.
If you want it done right then do it yourself!
Old 11-04-2012, 09:51 AM
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