71 Berlina 74 GTV 17 Giulia Q4
Five years of firing right up, not today.... so headed to town, starts up then dies, again, starts and dies when giving gas, ***??? Sounds like no gas so listen for fuel pump.. working, pull fuel line, plenty of gas, still starts and dies when giving throttle. Check wires to msd, all good, weak spark, rotor, cap good? Hummm, then notice msd blaster coil tower, hair line cracks! Crank and spark jumping to + - terminals! Coil and msd under 5 years old, no abuse. Pull Lucas super coil, the one with ribbed red tower I had on my 59 Giulietta 45 years ago and she bangs right off, actually a better spark, at least it hit 65 on my dyno road, pulling off lake road to other side of the bridge. I use that stretch of road to check speed at end with same amount of throttle. Believe it or not it's a pretty good seat of the pants way to check state of tune. Bottom line is that a bad coil can mimic fuel problems.