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Old 10-31-2011, 07:44 PM
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Ignition problems continue

I broke down while on a road trip not too long ago and after exhausting all my solid white line road side fix it knowledge.....I had to be towed into a service center. The mech said it was my ignition module, since he didnt have one available (or no where even close), I had to have it trailered home (thank god for good friends and AAA). Anyway, I bought a new crane hi-4e, the coil is good, the sending unit is good and the wires are good. The rear cylinder still wont fire. The rear plug shows all the signs of a faulty ignition system, it has that black almost wet shine. At first I was wondering if that could also be related to the VOES or even a valve spring? How do I go about trouble shooting from here?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:37 PM
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several things you can do one at a time
change the plug
adjust valves
swap coil wires and caps
reverse coil wires
swap coil
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Compression check, leak-down check.....
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:48 AM
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Seeing that Crane has been out of business for a good while, I am curious how you could buy a new unit.

Your problem smacks of an ignition module going bad.

The first suggestion it to get some 7k ohm spark plug wires on the motor and get some new resistor type spark plugs for it also.

That ought to be a start!

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:12 AM
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I was under the impression that Crane Cams was bought out by Mikronite a while back. You can still buy parts off their site.

I put on new wires, new NGK plugs, and a new coil after all this happened. I should have mentioned that other than they were just "good" as my previous post read.

I will start with a compression test and valve adjustment.
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Get a volt/ohm meter and check those new wires.

They should be 7k ohm. That's the ticket.

All wires are not good wires, especially when regarding ignition modules.

Improper wires will lunch an ignition module.

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Old 11-01-2011, 04:05 PM
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I was under the impression that Crane Cams was bought out by Mikronite a while back. You can still buy parts off their site.
Pretty sure S&S bought the ingintion part of Crane.
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