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My curse came back and got me..

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#1 DrKrazy


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Posted 23 November 2004 - 08:00 PM

Well this is kinda funny so thought I would share it. So I put the new engine in the RX the other day right..and it's been running great. Well I came out today after work and turned the key to start it, crank crank crank...crank crank crank. Darn something's not right. Can smell I'm getting fuel, quick check shows I'm getting a weak spark..Well this seems alittle Familar. Keep checking connections, make sure rotor is actually turning (timing belt), etc etc..all a sudden..
....trippy waves of a flashback to a few years ago to 3 days after putting my new engine in my truck...
Driving down the highway enjoying much horsepower under my feet after several days of grueling hard work at getting the engine in. Engine suddenly dies and I pull off to side of the road. Hmm, got fuel, weak spark (if any at all). Spend hours looking around to no avail. Bah! Tow the truck home, spend 2 days replacing brand new parts with other brand new parts. Nothing..Suddenly I look down and notice my tach wire is welded to my header on the back where you can't see it really well. Yank it off, truck starts right up! Doh!....
...trippy waves of flashback back to present day and the snowflakes landing on my face...
Look down at the coil, follow the yellow tach wire..Ah ha! Got Slightly pulled up against the body and rubbed off enough to ground out. I'm sure that happened while I was running the boost gauge hose :banghead:. Piece of electrical tape and the car fired right up. So that's my new engine curse..from now on when I do an engine and it breaks down in the next week I will head straight for the tach wire. Ahh life teaches you so much..

#2 chef_tim


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Posted 23 November 2004 - 08:16 PM

Groovy, flashbacks are like "frequent flyer miles"......:lol: . Tim

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