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Techical Discussions => Tech- - ELECTRICAL => Topic started by: Jacques on September 07, 2008, 08:29:04 AM

Title: MSD
Post by: Jacques on September 07, 2008, 08:29:04 AM
I was wondering why my car was driving like crap today.....


My rotor & cap after some 8 or 9000 miles:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v704/sjak_brak/full%20size%20talk/73imp/IMG_1514.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v704/sjak_brak/full%20size%20talk/73imp/IMG_1517.jpg)


Title: MSD
Post by: Snotty on September 08, 2008, 10:07:05 AM
That looks like normal wear - for 20,000 miles!  I would not expect an eletronic ignition to wear that fast so quickly.
Title: MSD
Post by: Jacques on September 08, 2008, 10:11:35 AM
Well, its not exactly a stock ignition that I have (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) And I gapped the plugs at over .05" which is severe with propane as a fuel, so a weak part in the ignition will show up very quickly.

It was funny because yesterday the car really ran like crap and I feared for the brand new tranny. But back at the shop, I had a good laugh when I discovered this (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


Title: MSD
Post by: James Brown Jr, on September 08, 2008, 11:53:50 AM
glad it was something small.
Title: MSD
Post by: Jacques on September 08, 2008, 12:16:44 PM
Yah me too! because I hit the car quite hard on thursday (over 125mph) and on saturday a lot of runs at the track, so much that I smelled the brakes in the car (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: MSD
Post by: Steve on September 12, 2008, 01:42:32 PM
Huh
They don't look that bad to me. . . Seen allot worse
Title: MSD
Post by: Jacques on September 12, 2008, 01:58:27 PM
Me too, but propane is a little more sensitive to ignition wear than regular gas, and my driving style and the quite hgeave ignition dont help either. What you cant see on the pic is that one edge of the rotor is almost melted away (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  but usually, I have this kind of wear only after some 30.000 miles and not less than 10k (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

Tomorrow I'm going to play with the car again, bought a new cap&rotor yesterday.


Title: MSD
Post by: Jacques on September 13, 2008, 06:17:14 PM
Actually, the cap is much worse than the pics show, lot of molten metal (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)

Guess that I cant complaint about a spark not hot enough (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif)