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Wild time finding a working ignition module !
I have a 1976 Scout II, V-8, 304 cid. It has the stock electronic ignition.
It sudenly stopped running. Checking the IGNITION MODULE, I found it melted the honey-colored potting material. The circuit board in the module failed, generating alot of heat (!)
No problem: Auto Value had a replacement made by STANDARD, made in China. With this new module, the Truck started nicely ... but would not develop power. Latter, a tester at a parts place reveled the new module was faulty. Was their tester bad..? I took it to another shop & they had the same diagnostic tester. They got the same test results: bad at LOW RPM.
Then I buy another module. I test it at a one of the parts houses. They say: bad at LOW RPM.
Today I buy another one. I don't even go to pick it up. I call and they test it for me. They say: bad at LOW RPM.
I wish I was making this up ... four modules from three different parts places. And two of them I never put into my Scout, only had them tested. The two I did install had identical problems: easy start, but no power development.
Three looked to be from the same factory, judging by the font & color of the only thing printed anywhere on the module: a 4 digit number.
The 4th module I did not see, as they shop checked it for me over the phone.
I'm in Calgary. And boy this is quite a mess!!
Any problems with STANDARD made in China parts, anyone??