[ROVERNET - UK] 3500S ignition coil

Lance La Certe lacpsyd at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 4 03:00:21 GMT 2005


My hope is that its only the coil and that when you had the engine replaced
that the distributor was also new/rebuilt BECAUSE, I had what sounds like a
similar problem this past year----after driving for half an hour (with an
easy start) the car would just quit; sometimes not starting again for an
hour.  It turns out that my distributor was badly worn.  Ruth up in Canada
was my saviour----a new distributor instantly fixed the problem  (BUT, I
will also admit that the mechanic that helped me find the problem and
replaced the distributor, put in a new Lucas ignition coil to be on the
safe side-----its by far the cheapest fix before diving into the

Hope that helps,    Lance La Certe,   '70 Federal 3500S---Denver CO

> [Original Message]
> From: Geoff Kirkpatrick <britcarnut at yahoo.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Date: 1/3/2005 1:37:10 PM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] 3500S ignition coil
> Hi Rovernetters,
> Ever since the engine in one of my p6 3500S's was replaced (at far more
> expense than should have been the case; different story) it has suffered a
> maddening problem which I now think is the ignition coil.  The car always
> starts quickly and easily, but after it warms up the ignition will
> suddenly cut out and the car will not restart for half an hour or more.  I
> have driven the car very little since replacing the engine for this
> reason.  I've come to understand that this problem can be caused by a
> failing ignition coil.  Is there a particular type of coil I need to use
> for this car, or are these more or less universal?
> I have also suspected the ignition lockout switch on the gear lever, and
> at one point I bypassed this altogether hoping that would cure the
> problem.  It didn't.
> Any other suggestions where I might look?
> Thanks,
> Geoff
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