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Old 08-05-2010, 02:45 AM
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TSZ4 Switchgear (ignition)

I'm going to test this tomorrow, but I want to ask first, can this unit be responsible for:

a low RPM (idle-1500) stumble. Bad when hot or humid, better when cold and dry. Stumbles till 1500RPM then suddenly smartens up but misfires throughout the rpm range. Idles rough on a tank of Regular fuel, smooths out considerably on premium, but still misfires..

When it gets really bad it seems like moisture under the cap, so I once sprayed it with WD-40 and it stopped it. (I also sprayed the switch gear a bit)

Just want to know where to focus, even if it doesn't indicate an ignition problem.

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Old 08-05-2010, 07:13 AM
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the unit fails bad. It might work well cool and die hot, but it won't act so-so. Your coil and distributor cap can do that, but not the switching unit. -CTH
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Ditto, the coil can do though.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:41 PM
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Ok, last I had the cap off it was pretty OK...but I should do the works. cap, rotor, wires. I've already done the plugs. Are the odds pretty good that I'll have to replace the coil?
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OI've already done the plugs. Are the odds pretty good that I'll have to replace the coil?
I've had similar problems and, in 35 years' MB ownership, I have never changed an ignition coil.

If you feel the distributor cap, rotor and HT leads are ready for a change, do ensure you get the best quality parts. My advice is to go to MB dealer and ask for discount.

I have had trouble with after-market ignition components and have regretted not getting the good stuff from the outset. Having said all that, I got Beru HT leads 2 years ago and they seem fine. Similarly Beru plugs seem excellent.

Good luck to you.

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