darthdicky Posted September 17, 2006 Share Posted September 17, 2006 Having a complete nightmare with the bloody thing at the moment. Finally got the power steering fitted and it works nicely, but haven't been able to use it as the engine won't run properly! Having been for a quick test drive and the engine continually dying, the starter seemed to give up when we got back. That was changed for a spare, but still the engine wouldn't run for more than 30 seconds. A mechanic had a quick look and suggested that the ignition had probably been left on for a while at some point and damaged the coil, so that was changed along with the points and condenser. Having spent a day fiddling around with it, whenever you set the points it runs beautifully for about 45 seconds, then starts getting rougher and rougher then stops. When checking again, the points have closed up completely. I've put a whole distributor on from a spare engine and it idled fine for a bit longer and even for a 3 minute drive, but still the points closed up and it stopped down the road. The points seem to be in right and the screw is tight, what can be happening? Richard Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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