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Old 06-05-2012, 09:37 AM
Alfa Seltzer Alfa Seltzer is offline
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Location: Marietta, GA
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Mein Auto: 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider
Wake up!

My E30 has laid dormant for ~5 years due to title issues. Last week I decided to get things straightened out once and for all and now have a bonded title on its way. Now I just have to get her running again!

When I parked it the car ran and drove very well. Oil pan gasket was weeping and the in-tank pump was a bit noisy but that was really it.

Now I find I have no spark coming from the coil. I pulled and cleaned off the flywheel sensor and see 12v at the coil. Before I swap out the coil, is there anything else to check that could cause a no spark condition?

My plan of attack is:
B) Throw some oil down the plug wells and let it sit for a few hours
C) Drain the old gas from the tank (smells like barton's!)
D) If she starts, warm her up, swap out the plugs and take her for a spin.

Here is a photo:
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