[ROVERNET - UK] 2000TC motor sputtering and backfiring

Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Sat Jan 6 07:13:32 GMT 2007


I know of several occasions where the car would start, run well to a certain 
speed, but backfire if one tried to go above that speed. If the car was shut 
down and restarted, the speed at which it would backfire was even less, 
until it would only idle. I had this happen on a mini moke that I had tuned 
a few weeks earlier. Had it towed home and started trouble shooting. 
Eliminated everything obvious and finally decided to replace the condenser 
with the old one that I had removed a few weeks earlier. Problem solved. I 
know of several MG's that had similar symptoms. It seems to occur more often 
on positive ground vehicles. Perhaps the way the condensers are wound?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Russell" <p6rovers at yahoo.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] 2000TC motor sputtering and backfiring

> Yes, I had a condenser problem.  TOTAL STOP!
> Left a shopping center, up a hill with traffic ahead
> and behind...... suddenly.......stop!  Rolled backward
> to the curb......  Called the equivalent of AAA on my
> mobile.... towed back home.... replaced the
> condensor..AND.... back in business.
> Include plugs (see earlier discussions), points,
> condensor, and distr. cap in your emergency kit (not
> to mention the required tools).
> Eric
> (sadder but wiser)
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