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Mk2f 91 GT engine cutting out

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1vw2many

Hi my 91 GT cut out twice the other day while driving engine just cut out. I pulled over and it started back up.

 

I drove around another 5mins and as I slowed

down for traffic lights it cut out again but fired up straight away again .

 

External fuel pump was replaced around two years ago with an eBay special.  

 

I must point out this is not a daily runner as I have another VW polo 

 

Your thoughts and advice is most welcome.

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nige8021

That sounds like the classic case of a failing hall sensor in the distributor

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1vw2many

Is it easy job to replace nige ?Any links on a new one please ? Or maybe be better just replace the hole dizzy ?

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1vw2many

Yeah does look fiddly I might look at replacement of the hole unit price depending .

 

Thank you.

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steveo3002

every hall sender ive had fail has become jerky as the car gets got , extreme jerkyness and the rev counter going mad , pot luck if it restarts or not

 

doesnt scream hall sender to me

 

if you do need to replace it best get a used genuine dizzy from a 6n...part number ending AB is suitable for the 3f , often £15 upwards on ebay when u search with the part number

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1vw2many

Ok I did find hall sender at £50 but think I might go down the replacement dizzy from 6n . 

 

Thanks steveo

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1vw2many
On 23/04/2019 at 07:52, steveo3002 said:

every hall sender ive had fail has become jerky as the car gets got , extreme jerkyness and the rev counter going mad , pot luck if it restarts or not

 

doesnt scream hall sender to me

 

if you do need to replace it best get a used genuine dizzy from a 6n...part number ending AB is suitable for the 3f , often £15 upwards on ebay when u search with the part number

As you said if it doesn't scream hall sender where do you think i should I be looking ? 

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steveo3002

dunno really 

 

loose connections /dodgy wiring 

 

did it die like the key was turned off or fade away ?  start instantly like nothing happened or struggle? 

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1vw2many

It died like key turn off. Started back up straight away no struggle.

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steveo3002

id run it with the bonnet up and wiggle all the wires /connectors see if it will stop again

 

not saying the hall sender is a crazy idea ...just isnt the symtoms ive had , can often get a used dizzy for £15 so isnt end of the world to try one

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