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Old 06-23-2020, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default Classic condenser failure?

Did a 60 mile run visiting family Saturday. Cruising up the main road at around 50mph, I sensed a slights misfire. Further on I went to pass a tractor and it was slow to pick up. Long story short, it got progressively worse. The last 5 miles home we're at around 20mph and it would not respond to wide throttle opening.

Next morning it roared down the road.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:12 AM   #2
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I had one fail on me and it just quit all together, no warning, no sputtering, just quit.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:25 AM   #3
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Either that or the coil.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:34 AM   #4
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Either that or the coil.
Yep, exactly. I'd suggest you swap ONE piece at a time.
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:47 AM   #5
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"Next morning it roared down the road."


I believe he got her figured-out! DD
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:54 AM   #6
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Did a 60 mile run visiting family Saturday. Cruising up the main road at around 50mph, I sensed a slights misfire. Further on I went to pass a tractor and it was slow to pick up. Long story short, it got progressively worse. The last 5 miles home we're at around 20mph and it would not respond to wide throttle opening.

Next morning it roared down the road.
Coil. Whwn they cool down, many times they work fine until they get hot again.
condensers generally just crap out. Period. My 2.
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:17 AM   #7
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Glad Skip did my coil. Good piece of mind if nothing else.
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:44 AM   #8
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Definitely coil. Works when cool; fails when hot. Condenser failure is instantaneous and does not come back.
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:55 AM   #9
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Definitely coil. Works when cool; fails when hot. Condenser failure is instantaneous and does not come back.
Exactly what happened to mine too!
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Definitely coil. Works when cool; fails when hot. Condenser failure is instantaneous and does not come back.
I beg to differ. Usually when a condenser fails, it is complete, IE a total fail.
Occasionally they fail "partially" and when that happens, the same symptoms of a failing coil occur.
I agree his issue is probably the coil but still advise one piece be swapped at a time.
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Did a 60 mile run visiting family Saturday. Cruising up the main road at around 50mph, I sensed a slights misfire. Further on I went to pass a tractor and it was slow to pick up. Long story short, it got progressively worse. The last 5 miles home we're at around 20mph and it would not respond to wide throttle opening.

Next morning it roared down the road.

GUYS ...READ! Jembow is TRYING to 'learn' y'all something about the symptoms of a faulty CONDENSER. He didn't once ask opinions of what we thought was wrong! He made NO mention of a possible COIL problem! He had the car fixed and 'roaring down the road' the next morning! DD
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GUYS …...READ! Jembow is TRYING to 'learn' y'all something about the symptoms of a faulty CONDENSER. He didn't once ask opinions of what we thought was wrong! He made NO mention of a possible COIL problem! He had the car fixed and 'roaring down the road' the next morning! DD
I don't read hos post that way. Hmmm???
The title to his thread was a question.
In his post, he said nothing about it being repaired, only that it roared down the road the next day.
A faulty coil, once cooled off, will be fine until it gets hot again. You know that. I sure do from a bad personal experience in bad part of town decades ago.
A guy tends to learn quickly when he's in a dangerous situation. But, I digress.

I'm guessing Jembow will weigh back in here. Now I'm especially curious
Hey Coop, there's a chicken dinner riding on this...
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GUYS …...READ! Jembow is TRYING to 'learn' y'all something about the symptoms of a faulty CONDENSER. He didn't once ask opinions of what we thought was wrong! He made NO mention of a possible COIL problem! He had the car fixed and 'roaring down the road' the next morning! DD
I see no mention of him fixing anything. Most likely, the coil cooled down and started working again (which is typical). Had several not mentioned the coil, he would probably waste a lot of time chasing condensers when the problem was most likely the coil.
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I don't read hos post that way. Hmmm???
The title to his thread was a question.
In his post, he said nothing about it being repaired, only that it roared down the road the next day.
A faulty coil, once cooled off, will be fine until it gets hot again. You know that. I sure do from a bad personal experience in bad part of town decades ago.
A guy tends to learn quickly when he's in a dangerous situation. But, I digress.

I'm guessing Jembow will weigh back in here. Now I'm especially curious
Hey Coop, there's a chicken dinner riding on this...

Well, I like Popeye's! We'll see what Jembow says. Certainly wouldn't be the first time I wuz full of it! DD
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Old 06-23-2020, 11:51 AM   #15
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I did nothing, it worked next morning when it had cooled down. I have a replacement coil & condenser bought from one of the vendors - it is marked HAI, does that mean it's a Skip coil?
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:06 PM   #16
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I did nothing, it worked next morning when it had cooled down. I have a replacement coil & condenser bought from one of the vendors - it is marked HAI, does that mean it's a Skip coil?

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Well, I like Popeye's! We'll see what Jembow says. Certainly wouldn't be the first time I wuz full of it! DD
I also like Popeye's... you can send a certificate
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HAI, means it is a skip coil that he rebuilt August,2019.
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Micheal, is there a code in those letters,
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Thanks 35fordtn, the coil was bought from you via my friend Roger.
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