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Old 09-03-2006, 02:04 PM   #11
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Have been totally immersed in working two jobs. You would rather I stay away ?
He was talking about Open source Guy ....

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Old 09-04-2006, 08:16 PM   #12
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car starts, runs for a few minutes, then dies. I can't restart it for a bit after the fact either. It'll just sit and crank. I still have the old ignition but i'm curious if anyone has input to offer.

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I own a brand new 1988 SSE since Jan 89

Well, by experience I can only tell you to stay away from junkyard coilpacks
replacement (either DELCO & Magnavox type)
I did this error once and finally resumed to a new ignition coil pack to solve the erratic firesparks I had to deal with a junkyard specimen.
The reason is that most of them will die around 200,000 to 225,000 km'* and most of our cars 87-91 have already reached the 200,000 km'* bar and this includes the junkyard specimens. Using them will only postpone the problem you had on a very short period of time. (You will only borrow some time before this comes up again snagging your car reliability ; few weeks, maybe few months but that'* all)

The junkyard replacement specimen is a defenitive cheaper option that can be considered only if you intent to get rid of the car soon otherwise if you intent to keep the car for many years to come, a brand new coil pack from GM is the right thing to do in my opinion.
This will restore the genuine reliability of your spark fire system and surely will be the last time you will face this problem...unless you reach the next 450,000 km'*.bar with it.
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Figures you're the one behind the defective part.
OSG. Good to hear from you. Where've ya been? I actually made a post questioning your wherabouts!! lol

You too padgett..
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Reason for starting with a junkyard Delco to replace a Magnavox is that you get all of the piece parts and the adapter plate also, for $40 or so if it lasts for 6 months you are ahead and can replace individual coils if go bad rather than a coilpack.

I believe that heat is the real enemy of electronics and is why I run my engine between 180F and 190F, have found that everything under the hood lasts longer.
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Agreed my junkyard coils lasted a year so far and I have a spare all for $45.I will never buy new.
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I wasted $20 when the first one failed... Got another complete unit... all I needed was the ICM... Later I bought an ICM alone from Boost as I had all of the other parts and swapped one onto the SSE... I think I totall I may have spent 45-50 smackers

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