[urq] ** SOS - Stranded!! ** Ignition Problem?

racingiron at comcast.net racingiron at comcast.net
Fri Jul 3 05:44:29 PDT 2009

> I'm late to this party, but your symptoms and the onset sound 

> E-X-A-C-T-L-Y like how my 911C4 started dying on the road 

> to Steamboat.  In that case it was definitely ignition side 

> problems and luckily that car has twin ignition systems 

> because it's two-plug head design. 

The on-off-on-off behavior with changing throttle position and rpm reminded me of the beginnings of a POS channel failure on the AAN ignition system (I've had three of those, so far), except this is all cylinders cutting out rather than just one.  Nathan's offered to bring a spare coil and ign module tonight.  In the meantime, I'll make the 1.5 hour drive back down to see if I can limp it up here, trying the fuel pump swap if needed.  Anyone have tips for a reviving a failing coil or ignition module?  Will cooling off with a bag of ice or blast from upside-down computer duster spray help? 

Thanks again, guys, 
Eric R. 
'86 urq 
'92 urS 
'93 urS

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