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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...
> 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.