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Old 06-01-2011, 03:56 PM   #417
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Joined: Dec 2005
Location: near San Francisco
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Sorry Rapid, I thought you were working on a rant about the Alpha ignition.

Actually, I've been having some surging problems on the ST and thought it was fuel starvation, since it tended to happen on the freeway in 5th gear at 75 mph. I went through the fuel system and made sure the petcock screens were clean, float height was set, jets were clean and free, all the usual stuff. Didn't have the problem for a while so I figured that fixed it.

It happened again this morning. As it was happening, I thought to myself "gee, this feels a lot like when points and/or a condensor goes bad..." Turning the ignition off and back on appeared to correct the problem. So I called Rick today. He said he hadn't heard of that before, but he's going to send me a new Alpha control unit to see if that solves the problem. If not, then it's probably my ICU going south.

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