Water effects

Do any of you wise people have suggestions to deal with an engine that doesn't like wet weather/high humidity ? Coughs and splutters when it's wet but otherwise runs fine.
I'm thinking distributor cap and plug leads ?
Hasn't rained in Perth for the last ten years, but this year it's wet.
Mark
Clean around the high tension end of the coil thoroughly.

Check distributor cap. Make sure that it is not a crap brand.

Have you got the black plastic cover on the distributor? (looks like a garbage bag)

Clean everything high tension and check for track marks.



> mark <m.mullet@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
>
> Do any of you wise people have suggestions to deal with an engine that
> doesn't like wet weather/high humidity ? Coughs and splutters when it's
> wet but otherwise runs fine.
> I'm thinking distributor cap and plug leads ?
> Hasn't rained in Perth for the last ten years, but this year it's wet.
> Mark
I think you're on the right tract about plug wires .
( there are very effective 'back yard' methods to test those , btw )
 
any time moisture is suspect .........spray all electrical connections down with WD-40.
everywhere except inside the alternator..
seriously.
also , dielectric grease on connections, plug wire ends, etc.
 
Scott
 
----- Original Message -----
From: mark
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4:17 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Water effects

 

Do any of you wise people have suggestions to deal with an engine that doesn't like wet weather/high humidity ? Coughs and splutters when it's wet but otherwise runs fine.
I'm thinking distributor cap and plug leads ?
Hasn't rained in Perth for the last ten years, but this year it's wet.
Mark

I found this started to happen on my engine and all I did was replace the rotor button distributor cap, leads and spark plugs and it has never happened again. However, I don't actually have a 2.1 wbx - but the principles would be the same.

Cheers,

Skot


On 5/10/2011 11:17 AM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:
 

Clean around the high tension end of the coil thoroughly.

Check distributor cap. Make sure that it is not a crap brand.

Have you got the black plastic cover on the distributor? (looks like a garbage bag)

Clean everything high tension and check for track marks.

> mark <m.mullet@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
>
> Do any of you wise people have suggestions to deal with an engine that
> doesn't like wet weather/high humidity ? Coughs and splutters when it's
> wet but otherwise runs fine.
> I'm thinking distributor cap and plug leads ?
> Hasn't rained in Perth for the last ten years, but this year it's wet.
> Mark


> any time moisture is suspect .........spray all electrical connections
> down with WD-40.

That can actually cause long term problems. Attracts dirt etc.