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Old 08-19-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Well I finally got my motor back together and fired it up for the first time friday night and damn it sounded mean. I had everything set and she fired right up, to my amazement, lol. Guess i did a lil something right. Anyway, it ran for maybe 5 mins then died and wouldn't start back. I have researched and done test that pt toward the pip going bad. Whats the odds of the pip going out like that? It ran fine before i do the rebuild. Only thing different was add maf and computer. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Well I finally got my motor back together and fired it up for the first time friday night and damn it sounded mean. I had everything set and she fired right up, to my amazement, lol. Guess i did a lil something right. Anyway, it ran for maybe 5 mins then died and wouldn't start back. I have researched and done test that pt toward the pip going bad. Whats the odds of the pip going out like that? It ran fine before i do the rebuild. Only thing different was add maf and computer. Any help is greatly appreciated!
How was the Maf and the computer added in? was it a complete wiring harness that came with the MAF and computer or did you have to move pins in the connector for the computer and do some splicing? if you had to move pins I would check that first and make sure the pins were locked in well.
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Yeah i had to splice and move a couple wires. I did solder the ones that were spliced and the wiring harness came with the 2 pins connectors and i used them. I will go out in a few and check it all again though
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I've seen the pins not lock in well and they back out in no time. Good luck and keep us informed!
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I went back and checked the wiring and all was intact and tight. Still no start.
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Well ima try the tfi module on my brothers ford cause i know its working and i hope it solves my prob. Will ipdate when i try it out
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Instead of buying parts, there are links in the Useful Info sticky thread to tests for engine electrical components.
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Instead of buying parts, there are links in the Useful Info sticky thread to tests for engine electrical components.
Yeah i have run a few electrical test and if i did it right then its pointing to the pip being bad but before i change ima try the tfi module from my brothers ford. If that don't fix it then i will take the whole distributor. I won't have to buy them parts right off so it helps having the spares to try first. I will look thru the stickies to read and double check. Thanks
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it is always good to have parts from another car to try.
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Yeah i have run a few electrical test and if i did it right then its pointing to the pip being bad but before i change ima try the tfi module from my brothers ford. If that don't fix it then i will take the whole distributor. I won't have to buy them parts right off so it helps having the spares to try first. I will look thru the stickies to read and double check. Thanks
Don't forget the TFI module needs the heat transfer paste under it or they won't last long. So make sure you have some handy to re-install it on his vehicle. Trying to get by without replacing the paste just won't work.
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Don't forget the TFI module needs the heat transfer paste under it or they won't last long. So make sure you have some handy to re-install it on his vehicle. Trying to get by without replacing the paste just won't work.
Good call.
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Good call.

Thanks, I did that a couple of times then I figured out what was burning them up.
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Thanks, I did that a couple of times then I figured out what was burning them up.
Talking about using the dielectric grease right? Dang good call cause i hadn't thought bout it.
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Talking about using the dielectric grease right? Dang good call cause i hadn't thought bout it.
No, it's not the dielectric grease, it's the thermal heat transfer paste.

I use this - Arctic Silver

It's more expensive, but it works much better than the parts store compounds.

Note: Also be aware that the TFI modules may be different.

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No, it's not the dielectric grease, it's the thermal heat transfer paste.

I use this - Arctic Silver

It's more expensive, but it works much better than the parts store compounds.

Note: Also be aware that the TFI modules may be different.
I know mine looks like the top one and i hope that other is the same then. I will get some good heat paste to. I sure rather have it right then fry something. Lol Thanks for looking out trojan!
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You're Welcome & Good Luck with your project.
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Well, I put the ignition module on it and she fired right up! Hell yeah! Lol Now if i can figure out how to post a video on here i will!
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You have to host the video at You Tube or another video hosting website, then put a link to it here.
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Thanks trojan. When i make the video i will surely put up the link for it!
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