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Re: BROKE DOWN, need diagnostic.



Leiding,Steve [Wpg] wrote:
> 
> >Tim Smith wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi guys
> >>   I raced a northstar caddy at top speed (140).
> >> Afterwards while sitting in traffic the car started to sputter bad for
> >> awhile (1min.) then dies.
> >
> >> Let the car sit for an hour, started right up
> >> & ran perfect till it warmed up, then sputtered
> >> and died. We think it`s a fuel filter.  Any ideas????Remember, NO bad
> >> codes.
> >
> >Ahhh, how soon they forget.  Remember my TFI story? ;-)  At least
> >yours waited until AFTER the race...
> >
> >--
> >Carl_Morris@StorTek.Com
> 
> I'll bet it's the TFI.  TFI overheats - ignition dies.  TFI cools down -
> car restarts -  all seems well - No codes.  Perhaps the dielectric
> grease between the TFI and distributor has broken down, causing the TFI
> to overheat.  The distributor acts as a heat sink for the TFI.
> 
> STeve Leiding

Remember Guys, when a TFI cuts out you get a code 14, intermittent PIP.
I've had as few as a couple of skips set this code. I would check the
fuel system first, then focus on ignition.

John Garasimowicz