Power loss in foul weather

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Wed Oct 16 20:33:38 EDT 2002

At 3:05 PM -0600 10/16/02, Peter Sebestyen wrote:
>Baffling problem:  I have a '91 200 Wagon, purchased in 2000.  The car is
>solid and strong in most conditions however when there is standing water or
>slushy conditions, it loses power, gets a real throaty sound and vibration
>(follows RPM's) and seems to lose some power.  It doesn't lose all power but
>it is compromised.

Old ignition wires is my bet.  Usually the jacket starts to crack, or
the conductor deteriorates...and the engine block becomes the path of
least resistance.

Cap, rotor, and wires need to be replaced on a regular basis.  When
were the previously mentioned 3 items last replaced?

My magnecor wires(which were cheaper than stock, the reason they were
selected) fit near perfectly and have lasted about 70,000 miles so

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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