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Old September 28th, 2015, 12:11 PM
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That white with black tracer may not look like much but it is absolutely critical to the operation of the engine. Be sure it is connected securely. Without it, nothing worky. It is not uncommon for the wire to fatigue and break right at the spade terminal. Seen more than one hanging on by literally one strand.
If it's not connected, the engine will not catch because the ECU still thinks it's not running. You will still hear the fuel pump go thru the prime cycle cz that is not tied to the engine firing and running. Once the ecu receives coil pulses for a certain period, then it starts the fuel pump.
This is a likely cause. Chicklet is related as well as I believe it is on that line. Search for the word chicklet and you should see the threads.

A final issue which is very rare to check is the pick up in distributor which has something do to with the ECU (according to someone who should know -- don't take my word for it).
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Old September 30th, 2015, 05:51 PM
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Woohoo! She's running!!!

http://youtu.be/NW6oZn9IYaE

It was the resistor by the air intake on the firewall. Wow what an adventure that was. Thanks everyone for all the great guidance. This really is an awesome crew of people.
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Woohoo! She's running!!! http://youtu.be/NW6oZn9IYaE It was the resistor by the air intake on the firewall. Wow what an adventure that was. Thanks everyone for all the great guidance. This really is an awesome crew of people.
Wait hadn't we said to look at that like 10 threads ago? congrats.
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Just curious did this start before or after you installed that Mallory distributor? If after, how long after?
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Fuel pump starts, then shuts down

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Wait hadn't we said to look at that like 10 threads ago? congrats.

Sure did! My mechanic buddy had a little case of tunnel vision. Thanks again!!!

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Just curious did this start before or after you installed that Mallory distributor? If after, how long after?

Long story but here are the highlights:
Had another friend hear my woes of the defender. He suggested a better distributor as he interpreted my issues as electrical. So we swapped out the original distributor for the Mallory. The problem was that the Mallory came with an undrilled hole for pinning the gear. Realizing that after we already pulled the original. So we had to shelf that project for the day....that day turned into 4 years as I got focused on Ironman triathlon, then my wife when and had twin girls. So free time and $$ were focused elsewhere. My new mechanic buddy owed me an enormous favor and promised to make my Defender run, whatever it took. He had quite the project as he had to unravel the works of several mechanics before him.
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