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#1 minimininut

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 03:36 PM

Hi MiniForum,

 

My coil died just before Christmas on my 1988 mini with after market non-ballast ignition system.

 

Minispares advised GCL143 and the associated module - both now fitted:  https://www.minispar...sic/GCL143.aspx

 

He's running ok but sometimes the accelerator feels stiff (I think at low revs maybe) and he's a bit sluggish and then throttle goes loose under my foot (bit hard to explain!)

 

After some investigation what came off was this Lucas one - DLB198  -  which weirdly does come up when you search for GCL143 on the internet: https://rimmerbros.c...ASABEgKoofD_BwE

 

 

Any difference between these two coils that would explain sluggishness and odd throttle feeling?

 

Thanks ever so much



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:02 PM

How old is the fuel your using? What dashpot oil are you using?

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:06 PM

Fuel 2 weeks! Not sure what dashpot oil but AA guy was happy dashpot was all good when checking stuff before diagnosing coil as the likely problem.

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:43 PM

Check the resistance of the coil to see if it's up to spec, it's either electrical or fuel.

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:13 PM

Thank you for your help, it’s appreciated.

I don’t have equipment or the mechanical know how to check resistance- I’m really just wondering if there is a difference between these two coils that would explain the sluggish / loose feeling throttle having replaced the part.

Is it doing any harm to my car driving him while he’s like this?

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:23 PM

Did you reset the timing after fitting thr new module?

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:32 PM

A garage did it - they’re closed now so I don’t know but can ask another day. Would that explain the symptoms?

Any idea if it’s ok to drive as it is.

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 07:14 PM

It potentially can do damage if it's bad enough, personally I'd get the garage to double check the timing.

My dad does the timing by ear, feel and road testing, on a standard engine.

Your car will need retimed if you have converted from points type ignition

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 08:55 PM

Fab, thanks, I'll not risk it then!






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