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#1 WJM

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 02:35 PM

Always carry a spare disty.

#2 JWX

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 02:41 PM

I have a spare one but I think it is from an N/A, and pre 87. so you think it was the disty?

#3 calebz

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 05:13 PM

I have not heard of the optical distys failing all that often..?


I had one fail about a year and a half ago. The car would run for a bit, then miss and stall and not restart for abotu 20 minutes. The ignitor was apparently overheating. 10 minute disty swap and it was all better.

So what happened Will?

#4 WJM

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 09:24 PM

Came into a NAPA parking lot...was running perfectly....came back out, woulnt start.


Then...after messing with things...it finally ran just as you described. Luckily I had two spares....but miles away. :banghead:

#5 tizzle

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 09:40 PM

I can only carry so many spare parts

#6 WJM

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 09:41 PM

exactly....i stopped carrying stuff like that after the coolant leak was fixed and the car was getting ~30 MPGs and driving perfectly....I only carried about...1~2 qts of Motul with me and the tool box.

#7 Tin Soldier

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 09:53 PM

I stop carrying anything and just got AAA. Saves me a lot of headache and I keep my hauling room. If I was gonna road trip I would take tools tho.

#8 Ross

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 10:26 PM

You could just tow a donor car around on a trailer everywhere you go...:lol:




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