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After a 6 week lay up due to a new knee ! I thought I'd get a few last trips in the TR6 whilst the weather was reasonable. Prior to putting her in the garage she started and drove without issue. However on starting and for a few miles until warm, white smoke from the exhaust ( not condensation). All seem to settle down but on acceleration slight smoke and a slight misfire as if the timing was out. Pertronix electronic ignition fitted about a thousand miles ago. Where to Start ? knowing the great depth of knowledge within the register I thought I'd ask the question. Regards Phil
I have recently started to have an issue with starting my car (1970 TR6 Pi). It takes a lot of turning the engine over before it will start. I have listed below some clues which may help you help me (I hope!) 1. It does not flood so no smell of petrol. 2. When it does start, I take it out of the garage and it leaves a small trail of oil (engine I think, and no smell of petrol) 3. I then leave the car standing a few minutes to warm up and it leaves a patch of oil on the tarmac. 4. Then after I have taking it for a run and return, it does not leave a patch of oil as in number 3. 5. Not loosing oil (saying that, I would say it is normal amount that I top up periodically This has just started in the last month or so. Has anyone any ideas or suggestions that I can start to diagnose what is happening.
Hi all, my main question is when buying a new ignition switch should I buy complete with new barrel & key or retrofit my existing key and barrel ( preferred as current key also operates doors.) Also if buying complete with key then which is best, original or aftermarket? The reason for new switch is since fitting a new battery about 4 years ago I have also fitted a new solenoid & new earth leads and car has started fine except for a couple of occasions, the last being in a 40 min stop start traffic jam the other day when I stalled the engine and when I turned the key it just clicked, did this twice and then turned starter and car restarted. Have checked system today and battery has 12.48 volts and when cranking drops to 9.8 turning engine over ok, (original starter, reconditioned 5 years ago)