Hi everyone! first of all! Sorry for the long post! I'm hoping someone in this group can help me! I'm really about to give up.. So I bought the 123 Bluetooth version. it came with a programmed curve that was supposed to be the correct one for my 1983 spider, i had the bosch 0237002018 whit vacuum. So I put the engine at tdc.
if someone see something I have missed in these pictures please let me know!
So then I turn the 123 counterclockwise and the led goes on.. tighten everything down.. The cars starts, but runs quit bad, backfiring, slow on the crank.
I try to set the advance to the blue dot. 7degrees? doesn't work, car runs like a piece of crap.. after like 30 attempts doing the same procedure, following the instructions I realised that the rotor doesn't really point at nr 1 sparkplug wire, it's a little bit past the number one.. I have seen a lot of people having this issue, but haven't been able to sort it out, so maybe this is not the problem, although I really think it should be pointing at number one...
So I gave the the guy ho sold me the 123 a call, and he says, no I programmed it so you are supposed to light the led at the static advanced, not tdc.. Ok, so I put the engine at the blue dot get the led to lid up, (stil not pointing towards nr1) runs even vorse...
so I take a look at the curve that was programmed... looks a litte bit strange..
So I do some homework, and after a lot of reading I have programmed this curve and vacuum
So I uploaded the curves, got the green led to light at TDC, the cars fires up, and runs somewhat ok,but it's really getting late, so I dicided to continue the day after, getting the engine warm and and then set the timing.
Since that evening ,the car hasn't started..
No spark. thou i knew it wasn't the problem I bought a new ignition coil, bosch blue.. redone all the wiring and earhtpoints that has to do with the ignition and 123 distributor.. still dead.. did a reset of the 123.. no difference, tried to upload a new curve, still dead..
I can connect to it, the light goes to green on the distributor and it flashes green when I crank the engine, so it's not completely dead..
one thing that happend a few time while the engine was actually running, I couldn't turn it of whit the key, it just kept going... but I have checked the + side from the ignition like 100 times, when the key is turned of, there is no power in the cable. and I only have ignition + to the coil 15 the red from 123 connected to coil +15 the black from 123 to -1 on coil, the white tacho cable to -1 on the coil. The blue cable from the 123 goes to ground.
Does anyone have a clue to what's wrong? Have I got a bad 123 distributor?
Any ideas would be helpful!!!!