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Author Topic: Condensers  (Read 191 times)
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« on: 15 July, 2022, 11:56:46 AM »

Just searched on Forum for "condensers" and nothing since 2019.
Driving back from Ashby Show last w/e 3mls from home the engine died without warning.
My Aprilia experiences on SPR made me think it was electrical and although all (points, wires, HT leads etc) seemed fine there was no spark.
Called AA. Nice man came and agreed with my diagnosis and nipped me home to get a condenser and coil. Former off Hands! and latter out of B10 spares.
Changed coil - no effect. New condenser - instant start.
So 3 lessons:
1. Condensers can suddenly just stop working without any warning
2. 6v and 12v unmarked condensers seem to work happily anywhere
3. They are small light and cheap so always keep one in the tool kit. I have ordered 6.


Brian Hands

1922 Hands Tourer
1934 Augusta standard saloon
1938 Aprilia S1 saloon
1953 Aurelia B10
1965 Flavia Sport
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« Reply #1 on: 15 July, 2022, 04:01:54 PM »

Another essential for the roadside repair kit I always carry is a rotor arm - they (like distributor caps) have a nasty habit of developing cracks where you can't see them and the elctricity has a nasty habit of running.......

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