Lotus Elan

Two Questions Unrelated

PostPost by: elan4me » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:05 am

First question: My 69 elan s4 was starting to miss at 4000 rpm under acceleration. I change the dirty fuel filter, but it is still missing. Any suggestions?

Second question: When I drive at night with my lights on and the gauge lights on as well the tach cuts off. If I turn the gauge light off the tach wirks fine. Again any suggestions?

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:51 am

No 2 Bad earth to the tacho,just try running a good temp.earth...
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PostPost by: riverkeeper » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:19 am

Have you checked your timiing is right - for starters on Q1/. ?
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PostPost by: hatman » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:42 am

The strange misfire on my car at 5500 revs eventually proved to be a knackered distributor (bobweight spindle flapping about all over the place etc). Good luck.
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:40 pm

For question 1 I'd say 90% probability a sparks problem

Points condenser (if it still has them?)

Plug breaking down under load?

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