Engine dies when heat soaked
b.benz at charter.net
Wed Aug 20 20:48:20 PDT 2008
Could also be marginal distributor timing. Has anyone screwed with
the distributor recently?
On Aug 20, 2008, at 6:11 PM, riceballdr at aol.com wrote:
> Hi My 200 Avant has been running fine all summer but on Sunday
> leaving the JFK airport I got about 1.5 miles and she died. Would
> crank but no attempt to start. Waiting along the center barrier of
> the Van Wyick I checked fuses and a few other things,had the hood
> open and about 20 minutes the car started. I got off the highway
> and onto the service road. Got about 2 miles and she died again.
> Waited for a rollback and once again car started. Got it home (90
> miles) thanks AAA. Next day let it run ac on hood closed and after
> 15mins it died. Checked spark and did not have any. Mr Bentley
> showed values for the coil and it was high between the two small
> posts and returned to limits when cooled and of course the car
> started. I got the new Bosch coil which looks just like a normal
> round coil not the little square original one. I put it in and took
> it for a test and got it warm. Got back home and left it running
> with the ac on and after 10 minutes of idling she died again.
> Swapped the fuel pump relay with a new one just to check and still
> no start. Fans are working and car stays on the normal temp range.
> I still think its an electrical problem that happens with heat soak
> I?thought I had found it with the coil. Would something in the
> distributor cause loss of spark. I will dig a bit deeper into my
> Bentley but I thought someone else might have had this problem.
> Wife says to buy a new Toyota. Second time car has been flatbeded
> home.I do 90 miles one way and the Avant got 152,000 miles on it.
> Thanks Richard
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