Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Western Australia
Cooling Fan and ignition issues
I have just picked up an 89 and have playing around with trying to get it running properly. First question is can the cooling fan run when the key is off as I have noticed a couple of times when I have reconnected the battery the cooling fan has started up for a few seconds and then stopped. The second question I have is can the igniter unit cause a misfire. I have an intermittent miss on the front cylinder even after swapping the coils around. A timing light shows a miss in the spark so I know its electrical. I connected the coil straight to the battery to make sure it was getting good current and that made no difference. Pickup coil mod has been done. Any ideas would be helpful. I do have a workshop manual but don't have a decent test meter so maybe I should get a new one and do all the tests suggested in the manual. One thing I thought was maybe if the fan wasn't supposed to go with the key off I may have a short somewhere causing all the problems. Cheers.