I had another frustrating few hours at this today...
Fitted the new alternator, connected the freshly charged battery, cranking, cranking, cranking, not firing.
So back to basics... trust my instincts...
She stinks of fuel, so it’s not ‘no fuel’. She’s turning over lovely and strong, but not firing, not even attempting to.
Check the coil connections (last thing I messed with). No difference. Check the cap, arm, leads plugs, all look ok. Brown colour plugs, a little sooty perhaps, but wet with fuel confirming that that we have fuel.
No fault codes.
Try again with number 1 plug out, this confirms no spark!
What can it be I wonder? On the off chance, Let’s put the old cps back on.
First touch of the key, she started. Turned it off, tried again, she started. Warmed her up, to open thermostat and a touch over N, fans cut in. Rev her up, no hesitation, runs lovely and sounds very good. Turn her off, hot start, first touch of the key she fires and runs beautifully!
This leads me to think that the cps was never the problem, changing it at Wroxhall didn’t fix the problem fully and we had trouble confirming this as she had a CTS issue anyway.
Changing the coil got her running last week, but she wasn’t 100%, still hesitated when revved from tick over and cut out if revved hard.
Old cps, new cts and new coil seems to have done the trick.
I’m going to try her again from cold tomorrow and see how she does. I feel a bit like I’m chasing my shadow here!
I need her right and a few days to build confidence ahead of this weekends run to wales, or I’ll be touching cloth all the way there!