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Old 04-20-2013, 09:04 AM   #29
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engine dies

sounds like a vapor lock. But I haven't heard of a vehicle doing that in a long time. I would try changing your full filters first.

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Old 05-06-2014, 04:18 PM   #30
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Last summer on a trip we got more and more frequent stalls and almost were stranded on I-80 with a dead engine because of this:

The contacts in the ignition switch were corroded and brittle; when turned on they gradually lost their ability to conduct and the switch got hotter and hotter.

Thankfully, at one stall stop in West Des Moines we picked up a switch and an ignition module thinking it might be one or the other. It was the switch. I changed it out at the next interchange and suddenly those mysterious stall-outs went away.

This is one reason I love my '83. It keeps on challenging my brain.

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