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Intermittent problem finally fixed

healeyboz

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Well,

Most of us post problems that need to be solved. I finally figured out the "fuel" problem. Trying to figure this one out was a PITA>... to say the least.

It was a problem that came about every once in a while and I could not isolate it. I worked out every possible detail until the BE finally just quite after I thought the problem was resolved. It was the Petronix unit. I had heard nothing but good things and had Jeff at Advanced Distributors put one in for me when he refurbished and recurved my 25d.

Since I have figured out the problem I have heard nothing but bad issues with them. I sent the dizzy back to Jeff for him to check it out and replace the "magic box" with and good set of old fashioned points. She purrs like a kitten... okay,,,, purrs like a frog.... :smile:

Not only did Jeff take care of me and put mine on a priority knowing that I have been dealing with this issue for a few months, he also refunded the balance from the Petronix unit that he installed a bit over a year ago.

WHat a STAND-UP guy... I knew he was before this latest interaction, however, he is on the top of the list to recommend future dizzy repaires. Or anything that is ignition related.
 
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It hard to beat point, and you can carry everything you need to fix it on the road in your pocket for 20 bucks.
 
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OK, all these horror stories about pertronix has me wondering if I should remove mine. But, it has been working well for 3-4 years. Actually, it has been in there so long that I can not remember when I installed it.
 
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I'm sure you'll be fine Trevor. I must have just had a bad unit or something.???

I'd get a set of points for a back up though. :smile:
 

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I had a pertronix unit. i absolutely LOVED it.. Until...

i admit that it was an installation problem. I had allowed the wires to be rubbed by the rotor.. when the rotor wore thru the wires, i was cooked.. a $250 tow bill to get the car home, because i FORGOT to carry points and condensor as a back up...

When i installed the CRANE UNIT, i was more careful with the wiring. .. Friday while in Seattle (120 miles from home, or so) when the engine sputtered and QUIT (AAA to the rescue) i KNEW it was a fuel problem and NOT the spark that had failed. I've heard tales of MANY pertronix failures and NEVER have i heard of a CRANE unit failure...
 

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Trevor Jessie said:
OK, all these horror stories about pertronix has me wondering if I should remove mine. But, it has been working well for 3-4 years. Actually, it has been in there so long that I can not remember when I installed it.

:lol: You totally belong on these boards - "my LBC is working well, something must be wrong - therefore I will uninstall it."
 
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