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Pierre
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posted 06-03-2002 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A faulty # 4 wire (partially melted on 4-in-1 exhaust )was the origin of my problem. Difficult to diagnose since wires were brand new and damage area very little. A spark between the wire and the exhaust was in certain condition "leaking". So I fixed that and ordered an MSD-6A to further reinforce ignition quality.

Thanks all of you for your help

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V8 Thumper
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posted 06-03-2002 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
whew! I'm glad that's all it was

Was that plug missing often enough to discolor?

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Pierre
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posted 06-03-2002 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not obviously (the plugs only have a few thousand miles), but I think that the plug was still firing but weaker.

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Pierre
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posted 06-03-2002 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also.........I observed through my extensive investigations that ignition (as a whole)did not perform as well in wet/humid weather, which makes the engine a little less smooth

Is this something well known ?

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-03-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you met Wolfgang (T-5) at any shows, etc. He's from Germany. Has a nice Bullitt replica! Good guy!

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Pierre
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posted 06-03-2002 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, don't know the guy. Will try to contact him through email. Up until last year I would not have trusted my car to go too far (Now I am sure it would outlast my Renault diesel )

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-03-2002 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
You need to find someone with an scope, and check out the 'spikes' which is the electrical signature as each cylinder fires. That may show you something. I've found intermittant skips that way many times. What you may not see or feel could really show up there.

Have you compared the resistance of all your spark plug wires?


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mustangs68
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posted 06-03-2002 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bough some covers (inslated)for my wires to keep them from being "burned" by the headers,
sam

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Pierre
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posted 06-04-2002 04:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:


Yep, Steve, I did listen to your advice: A standard electronic scope connected to the magnetic censor from my timinig light worked wonders

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-04-2002 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't it a relief to finally fix a nagging problem like that?

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Pierre
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posted 06-05-2002 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OOOHH, YEP
Especially that my plan was already set to take the engine out this winter and have a complete dynamic balancing done on all rotating parts which would have costed me $1000+ and done nothing to the problem !!

I guess the proper expression in this case would be LOL ! No?
(I see this all the time but what does it mean ?)

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V8 Thumper
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posted 06-05-2002 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Laugh Out Loud

[This message has been edited by V8 Thumper (edited 06-05-2002).]

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