Posted By: Oso
Gen 1 starting issue - 04/01/21 05:28 AM
My rig is having intermittent issues when starting. I'll turn the key, hear a loud click in the pass foot well (MPI relay Im guessing) and the engine won't fire - or even turn. It's like a stone dead battery situation and does absolutely nothing. Sometimes it takes an excess of 15 attempts before it will fire up. Ive gotten used to this happening intermittently, and it will always start eventually. My daughter is finally old enough to go exploring with me to the far reaches of the middle of nowhere so when i have to try more than 5 times i pucker a bit, and she gives me a look that is far too much like her mother's glare. Lord Trunks provided me an elegant wiring solution that involved a relay in the striating circuit. It solved the issue for many years until an electrical fire took it out in 2019. Electrical is the bane of my existence and now i can't recall the exact fix and I know if i attempt it with out being sure I'll burn the damned thing to the ground. I've been trying to remember but all of those blows to the head in my younger days has taken a serious toll on my memory. I know we discussed this a decade ago but the search function is only bringing up things as old as 2016.