This is the story that has recently happened: so I walk out of the house, get into the car, start it, drive it, turn it off, walk out of the car and leave to do some staff I’ve planned. I come back, but the car doesn’t start! ((
The first thought was that it had something to do with the battery. Obviously, there was something strange going on – I did get to the place I needed, and the car started off normally near the house. And the starter kept spinning and spinning – so the battery had to be ok. The tank was full as well.
Lucky me, Igor was not far away, so he arrived promptly and helped me. He twisted the distributor’s lid off, wiped it off; then he scratched the ear and put it back but said that it was necessary to buy some high-voltage wires and the new lid. The car managed to start and drive normally. However, the happiness did not last for long. The story repeated the next day, with some more complicating alterations.
To be more particular about the day 2 adventure: in the middle of the road (at the street light/in traffic jam/etc) the car would start losing the pressure when the RPMs went below 1500. It didn’t twitch, and didn’t go off completely – the car simply moved with 5 km/hour speed; and it did not react to the accelerator either. Then, all of a sudden, it found the resource somewhere, jumped forward and kept going. It could last for 5 metres, 20, 50. By the end of the day the car refused to start at all.
So the wires and the lid arrived and we installed them. The inside of the old lid, from the contacts to the middle of it, had some small and accurate flash signs – in the places, where it had been hit. Looked beautiful ) It’s a shame it can’t be visible on the photo.
We started the car again. It gave an electrical short and shut off. And that’s where the magic was detected ))). As it appeared, the distributor wires were supposed to be placed not in order, but with the 1-2-4-3 scheme, counterclockwise)))) And who would have thought that)))
Well, everything fell back into place and gave a cheerful rumble)