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Best Answer JayKay , 14 January 2019 - 04:28 PM

Solved. Turns out the new coil I bought is faulty. Go to the full post


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#1 JayKay

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:17 PM

Hey everyone just wondering can any of you help. I have a 1994 Mini 35 with Carb and Cat. The car was running perfectly before Christmas and had only passed its NCT/MOT test shortly before. Gave it a run at the end of November and put into the garage over Christmas. Tried to start it up today and it fired up but there is an awful burning smell from under the middle and towards the back and also some white smoke that made me think something was on fire!! The exhaust sounds like it's missing and the engine doesn't want to idle well at all. Picking up the revs the engine smoothens out. The car had new plugs, leads and coil before the test plus it was set up for timing,idle and mixture. I'm wondering is it related to the catylitic converter packing up blocking the system?

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:32 PM

How old is the fuel? Drain the tank and try fresh high Octane fuel (I use Tesco 99)

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:56 PM

moon hoots lad bet ya got a mouse up the exhaust, or dead cat in the engine bay dose happen



#4 JayKay

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 02:00 PM

Fuel is about 2 weeks old. No Def no mice or anything like that. Took it for a drive and seems worse now.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:28 PM   Best Answer

Solved. Turns out the new coil I bought is faulty.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:02 PM

Happened on me with a faulty coil

 

Going along the M42 in the middle lane, and the engine died instantly, luckily I got to the hard shoulder.

 

Not good



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 06:25 AM

Not good at all! Took the car for an extensive run after that and everything seems perfect again. Funny the coil failed so quickly, maybe I should get one of the sports coils.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:17 AM

Not good at all! Took the car for an extensive run after that and everything seems perfect again. Funny the coil failed so quickly, maybe I should get one of the sports coils.


We had a new coil(bought on eBay) fail after we fitted a clutch (took the engine out to refresh the engine bay and fix oil leaks on the engine)

Put it all back together, he car was great until we went into 4th gear, no power... We changed everything, coil, distributor carb the lot...

Solved the problem by raiding one from another mini with the same type distributor. Problem solved,

I bought one from a local supplier and all is well

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:31 AM

I run on the Lucas sports coil and never had any bother. I do have some old Lucas coils in the garage and they are still strong.

 

Only bother I ever had was with this one on the M42 when it died on me, it was just a non branded item. Few years ago though, back in 1995






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