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Author Topic:   HEI problem
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted May 30, 2004 08:41 AM  
what would cause an hei not to fire on only one cyl new cap, rotor button, plugs and wires. all plugs are good. no fire on #6 at the cap.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted May 31, 2004 11:06 AM  
is the terminal inside the cap still there on the #6?

pull off the cap & peek under it to see if its damaged or missing.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 569
posted June 01, 2004 10:34 AM  
It almost has to be a problem in the cap or plug wire.

The distributor and rotor don't know what cylinder is firing, they just provide spark at the contact on the rotor.

Is the cap really "good" or just new? It sure sounds like the gap is wrong on the number 6 terminal.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted June 01, 2004 11:30 AM  
If you tighten the coil screws too tight you can get a small crack in the cap. If it is next to the #6 hole it will jump to the screw instead of the terminal.

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