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Re: [T3] not running


On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 13:10, orntar wrote:
> i just got a call about my 1970 square FI, and the guy wants to look at 
> it today. i told him it runs good, even though i have not been able to 
> get it started yesturday. i thought it was just because of how cold it 
> is. so i rolled it into the garage last night and it ran for a min, but 
> with no power(couldn't even get up my driveway).
> 
> so i go out to start it today thinking it is warm enough, but nothing. 
> just cranks over. my timing light is showing a spark (but slow) at the 
> coil while cranking, but no spark at each of the plug wires.
> 
> the points are new and the cap and rotor look ok. i'm getting ~12v at 
> the positive term of the coil, but no go. i evenput some gas in the 
> intake (before i knew it was spark) and it did not run. what should i 
> try next? i don't want to be a liar :(
> 
Check the resistance of the rotor. It should be 3000-5000 ohms. Check
for cracks in the distributor cap and rotor. Check the carbon brush in
the center of the cap. It should move freely, and not show signs of
arching.

-- 
Russ Wolfe
'66 FB MT
'71 FB AT 
'65 Bug (not running)
russw@classicvw.org
http://www.classicvw.org



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