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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    Brian, I forget what does the scanner report?
    Could I ask for a favour?? Would you add a section to your original posting with an executive summary of what you repaired/checked on this issue?
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    Re: 89 Turbo Van Bad HEP?

    yes the numbers do matter as EFI vs turbo vs V6/V8 There is a list in the knowledge database so you can check and verify numbers.
    If you are handy with a soldering iron it is possible to burn a chip...
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    Re: 89 Turbo Van Bad HEP?

    I have repaired many of our ECUs. My first suggestion is to replace the caps. I have videos in our electrical section.
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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    Hi Brian,
    Have you tried a current test on the wires? See what the voltage drop for a constant current such as two amp.
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    Re: Excessive oil consumption

    Jeff which feed hole did you plug?
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    Re: Odd spark plug behavour

    Darn you beat me to the punch!:clap:
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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    WOW. This is amazing why it would act up only when the ALT was attached. Bad power I guess.
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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    From the LM
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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    Giggling is a great idea...LOL
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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    Brian, you are handling my worst nightmare like a trooper...
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    Re: Odd spark plug behavour

    Hi Brian,
    I had a quick look but thank you for taking to time to figure this out. I was hoping to find the iridium in a 6 heat range, and you figured it out for me!
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    Re: Odd spark plug behavour

    OK update time.
    I changed the fuel o Exxon 91 as Jamie suggested Costco 91 had quality issues as noted by others. The bottom line .... about the same.
    This car is my summer daily.
    Spark plug...
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    Re: Odd spark plug behavour

    Thanks Johny, yes I do have this but perhaps I should test it is tight The NGK GR4IX does fix the issue
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    Re: Odd spark plug behavour

    Thanks Guys
    Plugs are cheap so I will try 'em
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    Re: Odd spark plug behavour

    I believe the timing and cam are fine but I will check when things quiet down a bit here at home. Where can I check the heat ratings on the plugs vs others? I searched but did not find this cross...
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    Re: Odd spark plug behavour

    Yes the irdium plug has a narrow electrode
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    Odd spark plug behavour

    Hello All,
    using Costco 91 fuel in Ontario
    my 87 CSX with 2.5 TII, stock garrett with two piece and mildly ported head. FMIC worked well on stock type spark plug (Autolite 65)
    After a engine...
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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    I buy from Digikey or Mouser, but you can use the radial if you wish, just solder an extra wire and use a bit of RTV to keep the cap in place
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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    Yes they are both 220uF at 25V.
    Also have a look at the large white wire wound power resistors..They can crack or rusted out leads
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    Re: Difficult Ignition Cutout Problem

    Did you try new caps yet?
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    Re: Excessive oil consumption

    My 2.2 was approx approx 1 L per month at 250 miles/week. This was after 12 years sitting in the garage. I noticed a video of project farm where he used seafoam in the oil and gas to solve the...
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    Re: High amp alternator wiring

    Brian, just to confirm with the field coil connection removed the engine is fine....correct?
    If so, I am unclear how an external regulator will remove the issue, but with that said 35 year old...
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    Sticky: Re: MPScanDroid

    The point of failure of the PM for the alternator control circuit is the steel leg of the power resistor rusts off. Easy to replace and fix. I realize this is slightly off topic. And the LM just...
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    Re: High amp alternator wiring

    I test all caps in my ECUs, with approx 1/3 defective... but I replace them all anyway.
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    Re: High amp alternator wiring

    On the LM it is the one in the centre 220uF Axial IIRC, Also the PM caps could also be questionable. If you need details, LMK
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