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Old September 20th, 2011, 05:58 PM
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I'll take a look at that module when i get home to see if there's water/rust damage on the box or connectors.

Also, just to re-ask...

If there's no spark... place to look at are.... ?
You can't tell if it is bad just by looking. Just go and put on a new one, it's not a big job.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Came home to look at it.. and it just dawned on me... Having the mallory distributor...I don't have the module that's on the stock distributor.. I have this one which is inside...

http://www.amazon.com/Mallory-605-Pe.../dp/B000BWCEC4

Unless it's hiding from me. So I'm guessing I should replace this part

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You can't tell if it is bad just by looking. Just go and put on a new one, it's not a big job.

Also everyone states water probably got it... I mean, it's nowhere near water tight since the the round thing with the cable/lever through it that comes from the engine straight to the distributor.

So how does one keep water out to begin with?

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Old September 20th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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I also just removed the module... is the white paste normal?

Looks like the paste you use to allow heat to dissipate... when you put the CPU and the heat sink together on a pc.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 08:11 AM
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Oh boy, I feel like a doofus. I guess I didn't see in your posts that you have a Unilite. Forget everything I have written up to this point.
However, the Mallory modules can go bad too, so if you have one you can pop in, then I'd do it and see where you are. Certainly cheaper/easier than the Lucas one. The paste is normal heat sink grease.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Yeah missed that too. Some guys here run them so maybe they can advise.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:38 AM
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HAHA... Ummm.. i didn't know what a igntion module was til yesterday... so doofus is ME.

Ordered Mallory Ignition 6100M - Replacement Module e-spark (which is better than the stock that it came with, cheaper and better.. who knew that was possible) and a mallory power filter from Summit. Should be in by weekend... I hope...

Gonna replace these and test her... if this doesn't work either... then most likely gonna call my friends at AAA. They LOVE me frankly. I know 27 operators by first name.

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:41 AM
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I forgot the prior posts - do you have spark or not? And how are you checking this?

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 10:59 AM
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He said no spark when this happens. I'd suggest checking as high upstream as possible (the output from the coil) but not sure what to troubleshoot next if that fails other than try another coil.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 12:26 PM
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I did the credit card test on the unilite module.. although it passes...

I ordered a new one and it will be here tomorrow... so we'll see if that was the culprit :/

And the way I'm checking spark, removing one of the 8 wires from the dizzy (love that term by the by) and attached it to a spark tester and grounding it.


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Old October 11th, 2011, 06:20 PM
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So I've been mia.... actually went to Sydney for a week... nice city... crazy long flight.

Interesting enough... saw a silver d110 after 30 minutes in the city parked near the naval base where Harry's Hot Dog Stand is... but didn't see another one until 4 days later.... black d90 driven by a woman. Both 90 and 110... gorgeous and well maintainted, shiny brand new look.

I fixed the truck before leaving... but didn't want to jinx it... so I gave it the ol' 10 days sitting idle test and it started right up when I got back Sunday night

Here's everything I did:

Changed coil
Changed coil wires & re-did connections and dielectric greased them all
Changed mallory ignition distributor cap and rotor arm
Changed the igntion module and added a power converter
Changed mallory ballast resistor
Fuel pump and ecu relay holders were removed, new ones put in
Cleaned stepper motor (doesn't randomly stall anymore when i come to a light :D It was very dirty)

At this point, I feel pretty confident in it... starts up without hesitation and prrrrrrs like a nice kitty.

Thanks all for all the tips, hints, tricks and the kleenex to help me wipe my tears |)

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Old November 10th, 2011, 12:17 PM
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I have a question on this. I have been having similar issues, but this is what my truck is doing, and I am curious if I am having the same problems. I keep my truck essentially in a carport at night and when it rains and is humid the next morning I can almost guarantee it will have trouble starting. It will eventually start but will run rough like it is missing a cylinder until it really heats up. Once it flat would not start so I pulled the D cap and hit it with a hair dryer. Replaced and it started. I did not do anything other than this to it.

On one occasion I took it to a car wash and sprayed it down good. It ran fine getting there but when I went to leave it would not start. I am having some other issues at idle that I am going to tackle first but my next step is going to be to do the electric gel on everything. I also think whatever is next to the D cap may get replaced. Regardless does it sound like my issues are extremely close to what started this thread to begin with.

I am driving a wounded warrior right now.
1. Clutch issues.
2. The stepper and intake may need a big clean.
3. This issue of starting when wet.

Is this the module you guys have been talking about. I do not have the Mallory.
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