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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2014, 07:04:50 PM »

Also going to add a ground strap from the ECU to the engine.  But he's got bigger fish to fry, he just crapped out a freeze plug. :(
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2014, 07:54:58 PM »

Ahhh   This wouldn't by chance be a PT Cruiser is it?  LOL
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2014, 08:18:26 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
Ahhh   This wouldn't by chance be a PT Cruiser is it?  LOL

Hey now....

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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2014, 07:20:00 AM »

Yeah, hey! PT Cruisers are wonderful cars. I have minimal complaints against them compared to many others out there.
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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2014, 10:00:35 AM »

Well that backfired. . . . LOL
I was talking about, what next
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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2014, 01:53:32 PM »

Yeah, I kind of noticed that, but had to go with your flow!
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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2014, 07:54:07 PM »

What about that start wire??????
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2014, 10:04:56 PM »

Look at the diagram,  I didn't like that one.  There are others.


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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2014, 07:58:41 AM »

Looks like we need a different starter relay then.
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« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2014, 08:18:27 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2014, 09:33:31 AM »

Yeah, that works.
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2014, 02:16:16 PM »

STILL frying boxes after fixing the wiring connections.  I'm heading up Saturday to replace the coil, ballast resistor, and starter relay.  I can't say if that truck has the proper resistance coil and ballast for electronic ignition, but I figure the parts are cheap enough I can make sure everything matches.  Any more tips on what I should look for, send them on.  I have until Sat morning..
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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2014, 08:46:52 PM »

Well, what are the two things that will fry electronics? Too much voltage or voltage spike, and sometimes a loss of proper ground. Check the quality of your voltage. The ballast resistor won't harm the ECU, it is power reduced already and can't spike. Coil can't damage it either, power on the out direction. Power spikes can be from an improper ground. The directions I sent say that it is important to have a good ground other than to the body, so a separate wire on the case to the engine (there are several spare bolt holes on the back side of the head for ground straps), which would ensure more stable constant power without spikes due to proper grounding). It's the only thing I can think of, as long as there is a ballast resistor in the setup. 2 wires to the distributor reluctor, one to the coil and one from the ballast resistor. Ground it good and it should not be shorting.
 
Here's something to check, but I don't think it could short a control module. Check the wires in the distributor (going through the housing), and make sure there isn't any metallic metal around the reluctor and hall effect. Any kind of possible shorting going on in there, which I don't think can happen, but the wires going through the housing have been known occasionally to wear through and short things.
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« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2014, 08:51:56 PM »

That's what I was going to say.  Grounds.
I had that [rpblem with the 62.
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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2014, 07:04:20 AM »

Yup, part of tomorrows exercise will be to add a ground strap to the ECU from the engine, and add one from the engine to the frame as the current main ground runs from the battery to the frame.
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