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Old 04-07-2012, 09:55 AM
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Default Bad connection?

I have had intermitent problems with the connection from mu MSD 6AL to my MSD distributor where the connection needs to be un-plugged and cleaned then put back together and the problem seems to go away. This has happened to me a quite a few times as I am driving along and come to a stop the car dies. I then have to unplug the connection to my dist and use a paper clip to scrape it a bit, test it, and plug it back in and it fires up again but I know it will happen again.

I dont know if it is a problem with the MSD box or just the connection. Has anybody else had this problem?

Thanks Steve
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:09 AM
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it doesnt look like a connector issue, if you think about your scenario, the time it takes for you to go and clean the connector you are also letting things cool down a bit. it sounds like either a coil getting hot or a magnetic pick up getting hot and failing.. if you have a Blaster coil or and oil filled coil for that matter, please make sure that it is installed in and upright position. or if you have another coil then I suggest you try it out an go from there.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:00 PM
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I had thought the same thing at first as I have moved my Blaster 2 coil to back of the intake adjacent to the distributor. Funny thing is the last time it happended I jumped out of the car with a jumper wire and tested for spark and it was there. I plugged in the mag pickup back to the distributor and was off down the road again.

I wonder what the longest distance can be between the distributor and the coil?

Thanks for getting back to me.

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Old 04-17-2012, 09:06 AM
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coil distance should not matter this a 6425 or 6420?
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