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post #11 of 16 Old 04-21-2016, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Its a new 190 dollar timing light (I also had an older one with damaged wires and a crack) It works perfect on the rear ignition cable but not on the front. Swapped couple of times to make sure I am not crazy.
But yeh, maybe the "old" technology of in-line testing will do a better job. For the monent I am leaving the ignition "problem" as is and focus again on the fuel delivery
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-21-2016, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Just been reading a long story on the website for jeeps, where a guy had similar problems in 2012. Also a timing light that did not pick-up on one cylinder only and worked perfect on other cylinders. After all the problem was the ignition coils itself that produced a weak signal. Just enough to run the engine, not enough to run good and =barely enough to trigger the timing light. I swapped already my coils for other "used" ones of ebay, but now I am going to try a set of 3 Ohm Dyna coils an see what happens. Will post the result.
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-21-2016, 07:41 AM
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Inductive timing light tech became standardized in the days of distributed, super high voltage coils. My old Craftsman timing light doesn't work for the front spark plug wire on my K2. Doesn't work reliably for an Outboard engine either, DAMHIK.

Have you checked exhaust valve clearance? The intakes haven't changed on my 2002 DL1000 in over 50K miles but the exhaust clearance seems to narrow significantly every 25K.

Your report of a hot exhaust pipe in 10 seconds of running time suggests the fuel is burning in the pipe instead of the cylinder.

Got compression?

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post #14 of 16 Old 09-10-2019, 12:04 PM
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Man I know this post is old but i'm having the same problem and wanted to know if you were able to fix it by replacing the ignition coils since is the step I'm taking right now.
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post #15 of 16 Old 09-10-2019, 12:28 PM
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Man I know this post is old but i'm having the same problem and wanted to know if you were able to fix it by replacing the ignition coils since is the step I'm taking right now.
I just read the whole thread and after doing so I wouldn't assume your ignition coil/s are shot without first confirming valve clearance/fuel flow/injectors & compression. Not necessarily in that order.
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post #16 of 16 Old 09-23-2019, 09:04 AM
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Man I know this post is old but i'm having the same problem and wanted to know if you were able to fix it by replacing the ignition coils since is the step I'm taking right now.
I just read the whole thread and after doing so I wouldn't assume your ignition coil/s are shot without first confirming valve clearance/fuel flow/injectors & compression. Not necessarily in that order.

Well I replaced the ignition coils over the weekend and took the bike on a 200+km ride over the weekend and it’s running better than ever! I used new oem coils from partzilla.
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