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Date:         Mon, 10 Jul 2006 09:11:11 -0400
Reply-To:     dhaynes@OPTONLINE.NET
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From:         Dennis Haynes <dhaynes@OPTONLINE.NET>
Subject:      Re: stumbling backfiring '91 carat
Comments: To: Rick Koller <rkoller@HELIX.NIH.GOV>
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What application are those replacement coils for? The Vanagon uses an application specific coil due to the variable dwell of the timing circuit. Not only will a univesal coil fail quickly, it can damage the ECU. You need to get the correct coil.


----- Original Message ----- From: Rick Koller <rkoller@HELIX.NIH.GOV> Date: Monday, July 10, 2006 8:46 am Subject: stumbling backfiring '91 carat

> Hi all, > Last week I had a sudden stumbling backfiring '91 carat on > my hands. > Looked like a possible green coax O2 cable failure as described by a > helpful listmember. I had tested several other fuel injection > components before the cable which were fine. I tested the cable for > shorting between the shielding and the core wire and it was ok. Just > for future reference if you experience these annoyingly similar > symptons, it turned out to be my coil that had gone bad. And not an > old coil either, it was bosch brazilian red in color, 3 years old, > don't bother with them. I also had a new silver bosch coil go bad > just last year (on one of my other vanagons) this coil was just over > a year old, I may have to try the low dollar mexican variety next > since the high dollar ones crapped out so fast. Anyone had similar > coil failures recently? How are the mexican bosch coils doing? > Rick Koller >

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