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rogracer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted May 21, 2005 06:39 PM  
My recent engine cutting out problems have once again been solved by replacing the pickup coil on the distributor. This is like the 3rd one I've gone through in the past year!

Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions on why this keeps happening? And are there any solutions?

The engine is a stock 350 Chevy.

97dirt
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 21, 2005 06:45 PM  
Are you doing any welding on the car?

rogracer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted May 22, 2005 06:13 AM  
No, I haven't done any welding.


sideways
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Total posts: 715
posted May 22, 2005 09:53 AM  
Is the shaft wore out?

rogracer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted May 22, 2005 12:29 PM  
No, the shafts look good on both distributors I've been using. One is new, the other one is older. The one I've been using this year is new. I put the old one back in this week with the new coil and it ran good...but for how long?


RHillbilly
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted June 05, 2005 07:30 AM  
I had the same problem,was buying Oreilly pickup coil.Went to NAPA bought AC Delco pickup coil and matching module,been running same pickup coil for 3 years no problems.

rogracer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted June 05, 2005 11:59 AM  
I've been using an Advance Auto Parts coil...maybe I should switch to AC Delco!


te33
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted June 05, 2005 02:41 PM  
i ran into the same problems a few years back with auto zone electronics.i don't think they are designed to the same standards as oem.

neil rucker
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posted June 05, 2005 08:05 PM  
with my experience the cheaper ign. parts are just that. cheap!

te33
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted June 05, 2005 10:29 PM  
ya!thats what i was trying to say,thanks neil.

stealth32
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted June 07, 2005 06:21 PM  
I have had the same problem with both Auto Zone and Oreilly's ing parts. Usually couldn't get more then 6 nights out of them. Went to stock AC Delco on both parts and never had a problem once in the last 2 years. The after market race ing parts also work pretty good but will cost you.

petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted June 17, 2005 11:55 AM  
check the voltage to your power wire at your dist with car running could be bad wire or swith at the dash causing low voltage that will eat up a coil.

ryan
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Total posts: 776
posted June 23, 2005 08:12 PM  
rogracer What is you motor doing is it cutting out all the time or just at high rpm. I'm having issues with mine right now and was just curious as to what its doing.
Thanks

rogracer2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted June 24, 2005 09:49 AM  
It was only quitting at the higher RPMs, while under a load. In the gagrage, I could rev it up over 3500 and it sounded fine. On the track, it would start to cut out after the engine warmed up and I started to put a lot of gas petal into it.


ryan
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Total posts: 776
posted June 24, 2005 11:07 PM  
hmm sounds very familar thanks except mine does it all the time at higher rpm under load. I'm going to try a buddys carb tommorrow so if that doesn' work I'll have to give that a try.

[This message has been edited by ryan (edited June 24, 2005).]

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