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Benfatto



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:08 pm Post subject: Ongoing ignition problems Reply with quote

Hi,

After getting stuck on the road several times due to ignition problems that where not solved by replacing small parts in the distributor multiple times, I have come to the conclusion that I better replace the entire distributor. But instead of replacing it with the same system, I was wondering if there are any more modern ignition sytems available for a 1600cc Lada Niva?
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baxter



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:00 am Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a factory electronic dizzy available.

Here's some info on the swap: http://www.ladaniva.co.uk/baxter/resources/Electronic_Distributor_Swap.doc
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:46 pm Post subject: ignition probs Reply with quote

Have you replaced the coil?? I had one that broke down when hot. The way I found it was when it stopped I took a lead off the plug and cranked it over . There was next to no spark. it was good as gold when cold.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:41 am Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Niva with a duff coil and was showing off one night to an ex g/friend by driving through a big puddle, cough cough splutter and died.
Wind wind on the starter no joy, got ex to wind the engine over and heard crack crack crack from the coil, cleaned up the plug leads and coil and found the coil had a hairline crack which as soon as water hit it grounded the spark to earth.
Wrapped tape to get me home and replaced coil and all good.
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Benfatto



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:39 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

So far I have replaced the coil, platinum (2x), condensator, rotor and spark plugs.

The chipped distributor Baxter points to looks like it's completely simular, except for the timing which is done by a chip. In the end it will wear out just as fast as a standard distributor, so I might just go with that. $87 is not excactly a rib out of my body, but it would be nice if I could get some real improvements.
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Benfatto



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:13 am Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week a fellow Niva owner found out that the resistor to the coil was missing, and reinstalled it. Yet still I need to replace the contact breaker (platinum) almost every 100 miles. What can cause such strain on that part?
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Benfatto



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:55 am Post subject: Reply with quote

one other thing, an orange indicator lamp has lit up on the dashboard, does this refer to the waterpump?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:36 am Post subject: Reply with quote

As I replied in your other "engine change" thread you almost certainly have a worn distributor or drive due to sporadic maintenance.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:38 am Post subject: Reply with quote

The "orange light" either the "Check Engine" light or your difflock is on.

Depends what exact model you have and what the symbol on the light is.
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Benfatto



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:24 am Post subject: Reply with quote

the indicator light is not the one for the diflock, it is underneath the speedometer and has a little icon in it that looks like a fan.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:28 am Post subject: Reply with quote

The far left? What exact model do you have? Year/engine/fuel system/region/LHD/RHD?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:24 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

not rear window demistor?????
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:46 am Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll make a picture and post it
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Benfatto



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:33 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found an ignition module for my car but the seller does not know how to install it. Does any of you have experience with this module?:

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Hoodoo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:19 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like an ignition module for a 1.7 sequential injection model. No way on Earth are you going to fit that to a 1.6.
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