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catty s2

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Hello people.

My s2 has recently suffered a mysterious water loss and subsequent over heat. Compression test was ok, have made electrical checks from battery to plugs, ok.

IT STILL WONT FIRE!!? (Yes there is fuel in it!)

Any ideas?


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Thanks for your advice. Head gaskets ok, water didnt go in the engine thats for sure! Its an electrical problem. Power to the distributor is there but no spark at the plugs, could it be the condensor burnt out? Or with the dissy itself?

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Replace the coil. Its cheap fix.

If you have a Lumination, they pack in sometimes in the engine bay heat. After the coil for $30 US, go for a new Pertronic Ignition module for $70 US.

Two great low cost upgrades for an S1/S2.


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Dom Giangrasso

1977 S1 Esprit - Lagoon Blue

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I had similar on my s3 turbo with power but no spark

i suggest you get the manual, a good multimeeter and spend a morning running through the checks for the ignition system this soon pointed me to where the problem was.

Also check all your earths as this can also prevent a spark.

Good Luck

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