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external coil & stall at half tank

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:09 PM
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93 Accord with H22 Swap, Automatic

Attempting to upgrade the external coil, I snipped the three wires going to the stock one, tied the yellow and the yellow/black together for +, the black and white for - and connected the cylindric MSD blaster coil, but it doesn't start. I must try again but I connected the original again and still nothing. Checked ECU and other fuses, lost.

Also I recently changed the fuel pump, the tank had to be lowered and is now strapped in with kevlar because the original straps were rusted, but it is level. Now when I get almost exactly to half tank, the car is guaranteed to stall when at a stop on a downhill grade. The fuel gauge has been not accurate for some time, but this is new.
 
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:30 PM
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Since you have two unrelated problems, I would try to determine if you are missing spark or fuel.

Do you have a timing light?
 
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:52 PM
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were you getting insufficient spark? Honda Coils and ignition systems are among the best out there. I wouldn't mess with it unless there is an issue or desire to turbo or something... but even when my car was turbo'ed I didnt worry about spark.
 
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:54 PM
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The coil came with my dist. cap so I thought I'd put it on. Connecting original one now and not able to start. I don't have a timing light. Maybe check for spark at dark.
 
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:58 PM
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get an hei tester and test for spark.
 
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