I 've been running a petronix for the last 9 years.
Now, I have had skipping and plug fouling problems from time to time. But
it ended up being bad rotors.
In a two month time frame, I went through 3 cheap rotors, before ordering
the upgrade rotor. Haven't had a problem since.
A lot of people would have blamed the petronix and probably switched it out
for points and tossed out a perfectly good petronix.
9 years in a daily driver and still ticking.
200K + miles : I don't think I would have got that far on one set of points.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Curry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Anthony Rhodes'" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TR] TR4A Sputtering - Partially Solved
> That does shed a different light on the situation. I was assuming that
> failed within the first few weeks or days of installation.
> But there is not really much to the Pertronix unit that can fail. Except
> for magnets falling out, everything else is solid state. I suppose that
> some sort of high voltage arc could fry the unit but that seems to me to
> a bit of a rarity.
> I would be very interested in failure analysis results if such data is
> available from the manufacturer.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anthony Rhodes [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 4:57 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Joe Curry
> Subject: Re: [TR] TR4A Sputtering - Partially Solved
> Anything is possible, but these units had functioned well for a few years
> before the failures. One or more of them had a "sport coil" but nothing
> special other than that. replacing the Pertronics with either points or a
> new unit made the problem go away. So it was the Pertronics itself that
> went bad. There is not much else that can be improper about an
> other than wire polarity and the coil.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe Curry" <email@example.com>
> To: "'Anthony Rhodes'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 6:56 PM
> Subject: RE: [TR] Triumphs Digest, Vol 3, Issue 441
>>I highly suspect then that the installation of those three units was
>> improper. I guess to be sure, you would have to inquire to the
>> and see what their failure rate is.
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