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Subject: [Mgs] Fwd: new mg owner in south fla.
From: "W. David Houser" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 11:27:17 -0500
Forwarding an interesting problem with that coil getting hot with the  
ignition off.
Any ideas for Alan
Dave Houser

Begin forwarded message:

> Subject: new mg owner in south fla.
> Hello, I am hoping you, or one of your members can help me out. I  
> purchased a 1973 mbg, it was running good, I did a very deep  
> cleaning job, and sprayed de-greaser on the lower and under side of  
> the engine. I then rinsed from the underside up, and  kept the top  
> side of the motor mostly dry. I then started the car as usual, it  
> ran fine. Dried any other parts of the engine and parked it in the  
> garage. Two days later, car wouldn't start(turned over but didn't  
> fire up. I must have gotten something wet. I then checked the  
> distributor cap, seemed fine, but I put in a new cap, points,  
> condenser, rotor, still wont fire up. Changed the coil, still  
> nothing. I did notice the old and new coil gets hot, even with the  
> ignition off.(I left one of the wires off until someone has some  
> advise for me.) What else can I check that water might have  
> affected? I do not know of an MG repair shop near me in the Fort  
> Lauderdale area, and am afraid to take it somewhere, that has no  
> idea of how to repair an MG. Why is the coil getting hot? I am  
> hoping one of your members can advise me to get her running again.  
> Thank you in advance for any help you can give. Alan Kurland
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