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Quick ignition set-up help needed, can't start it


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Well I have temporarily given up on converting to ITB megasquirt/EDIS and have put the duel DCOE's and XR700 ignition back on to drive for the rest of the year.

I got a BOSCH blue coil (internally regulated) and have it all hooked up as follows. XR700 plugged in, Red wire to + on coil, black wire to - and the ground to ground. I have the + side of the coil hooked up to terminal 11 on the fuse block.

I get spark, but the car is not starting..... I am sure I set the distributor back in so #1 is at TDC etc. So i'm trying to figure out why it is not starting. I have narrowed it down to Spark plug gap (maybe too wide) and possibly my wiring is wrong.

Note, the XR700 was running on the car 2 years ago before I pulled it, so I know that is all correct, its just the hooking it back up part, such as the power and the resistance that i'm a little skeptical about.

Hope you can help, I just want to drive!!!

-bryan

red73

73' 2002 "red"

66' 2 Door Cortina GT

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make SURE you are at tdc (pull the valve cover) and be certain.

when you set up the optical light you want it to be a little bit 'off' from center for the light and the opening in the disk.

my plugs are still gapped big and i get started from when i did the xr700 a few weeks ago (i don't get to drive my 02 nearly as much as i should).

hth,

dave

Pittsburgh, PA

67.5 Datsun Roadster

72 2002 Colorado

89 325ix

99 318ti

04 x5 3.0

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that SHOULD be where you need to be at to get started.

on your optical disk you need to have the light to one side of the middle (i can't remember off hand if it's more to the left or right) but if you look in the crane manual you should see this picture.

give us some more detail on what's going on. it's cranking but you aren't getting any spark? is it trying to kick over?

dave

Pittsburgh, PA

67.5 Datsun Roadster

72 2002 Colorado

89 325ix

99 318ti

04 x5 3.0

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Well, it's frustratingly doing everything it needs to start, but won't.

I have compression, I have spark, and I have fuel. I know I have fuel because when I pull the plugs after trying to start, they are wet with fuel. I have spark because I have a little test light and I can see it firing, and I know I have compression. So....that's the magic 3 to get the car started, but it won't catch or even cough like it is trying to.

I will check the optical sensor, though because it was all pulled off of my car working just fine 2 years ago, I figure it should all be set right still.

Thanks for the help.

-Bryan

73' 2002 "red"

66' 2 Door Cortina GT

http://mk1cortinasearch.blogspot.com/

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that's the thing that's getting me.

i lined all of my stuff up (now i didn't take out the dist when i put the system in there) and then set everything up.

i AT LEAST got some popping and cracking (showing me that it's off timing). when i realigned the sensor to the whole in the disk, is when it got going and started running correctly.

if you are even in the ball park (like where i was) you should AT LEAST get that going on...

dave

Pittsburgh, PA

67.5 Datsun Roadster

72 2002 Colorado

89 325ix

99 318ti

04 x5 3.0

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Harg, not what I was wanting to hear. I think my car is cursed. I had it running on megasquirt and EDIS tuning it, and then 3 weeks in something happened that made it not start (something in the wiring or MS system), and I never could figure it out till I gave up and put this stuff back on.......now this! DOH!

Well, I will hit it with a timing light, double check it is hitting the right firing order and double check the optical stuff is lined up right.

I'll post my findings

73' 2002 "red"

66' 2 Door Cortina GT

http://mk1cortinasearch.blogspot.com/

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Not that anyone is looking at this post this far down, but just in case someone finds it in a search.

I got it running!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!! I had everything right, I just don't think I was getting enough juice for my spark. I hooked up my jump started deal along with putting in new plugs, and she fired up!!!! WOOOOOO! HAPPY DAY!! It was late though, so I hope to get it out to drive tomorrow.

-Bryan

red73

73' 2002 "red"

66' 2 Door Cortina GT

http://mk1cortinasearch.blogspot.com/

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