Oxford Distributor, Po and Ignition Coil urgently required!

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Oxford Distributor, Po and Ignition Coil urgently required!

Post by Lysander » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:18 am

Hello there, my car started cutting out at various speeds on the motorway in Oxfordshire today - granted it had been 6 hours f straight driving and much of it in heat.
However then it still always started whereas now after having sat, as soon as I start it, the engine turns, fires but immediately turns off afterwards. Now it isn't a fuel problem as there is enough arriving, and cleaning the rotor arm also did not help. My suspicion are ignition problems. So does anyone have the chance to help in Oxford or around here by any chance or has distributor, points or ignition coils kicking about?
Any help would be massively appreciated!
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Re: Oxford Distributor, Po and Ignition Coil urgently requir

Post by philhoward » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:09 am

My first guess is either the ignition switch itself or (if it's a 6/6a) is a failing ballast resistor.

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Re: Oxford Distributor, Po and Ignition Coil urgently requir

Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:11 am

Yep, try a wire straight from the battery to the coil to discount ignition switch. Simply bypass ballast to disprove that (although ballast problems are often corroded connections).

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