turns over but no start

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Cream 280SE
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turns over but no start

Post by Cream 280SE » Sun 04 Mar, 2018 1:15 pm

Hello All,

Ok, I have asked for advice regarding the 280se, 77 Model.

It now turns over in Neutral. Apart from replacing bits and pieces that a large service mechanic would do, I cannot understand why it won’t try to start.

The only thing I might have stuffed up on was when I placed a new dizzy cap and rotor on it. The original one was a black Bosch Dizzy Cap that actually had the numbers of each cylinder embossed on it so I knew where the leads were to be plugged into!

I purchased a brand new Dizzy Cap and Rotor, and was sent a brand called BREMI. This cap has no numbers on it so I may have plugged the leads into the wrong holes.

A- can anybody send me a photo to make sure mine are plugged into the right holes and—-

B- can anybody send me photos of where the remaining vacuum leads go after one has removed the anti pollution garbage these things came with please.

Thanks for any advice.

Regards

Darren

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Tony From West Oz
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Re: turns over but no start

Post by Tony From West Oz » Mon 05 Mar, 2018 12:41 am

If you have the original Dizzy cap, then you have the key to where the leads go.
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