Shutting off during Hot weather

nickb2

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The only thing you won't see if fuel pressure drop, for that you need to hook up a FP tester with a long enough hose and strap that to your windshield and again drive car until it stops.

Watch gauge at time of quitting, if down to zero, pump just quit from heat.
 
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Brings back some memories, bean counter special, 720 degrees in an ignition cycle, by firing two plugs at the same time 360 degrees out of phase, only required the crank angle sensor, cam angle was not required, this made the stock holders happy.

For electronics, an ASIC was used, application specific integrated circuit. with three bipolar gated transistors, total electronic cost was less than a buck, housing was the most expensive piece, this rose our manufacturing cost to around 4 bucks. Looking at rockauto.com price range for these things are in the 60-140 buck range, somebody is sure making a nice profit. Nothing wrong with the housing, to bad, you can't just replace that tiny PCB.

Ford really went crazy with the spark plugs, only used one tiny piece of platinum on one electrode, half were on the center electrode, other on the ground, had to be half awake when installing them. Inventory cost was more that adding that extra piece of platinum, but can't tell this to bean counters.
 

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I remember hearing about the platinum Ford plugs, with the platinum on only one side having to do with polarity or some such. I'd thought, a new set of Motorcraft replacement platinum plugs has it on both sides. True?