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PostSubject: Optispark service video   Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:41 pm

Bought some more Buick Know how videos off ebay. This one is all about the optispark. I found it funny that Chuck seemed annoyed that the water pump had to be removed to get to it. Very Happy Enjoy!

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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:55 pm

so, why exactly do these awful things fail anyway?
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:09 pm

Nothing lasts forevah. 100k
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:33 am

Tomz9C1 wrote:
Nothing lasts forevah. 100k

±99.8k Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:24 am

Good video, and just in time!
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:49 am

Tomz9C1 wrote:
Nothing lasts forevah. 100k

what exactly fails?
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:26 am

chapel wrote:
Tomz9C1 wrote:
Nothing lasts forevah. 100k

what exactly fails?

I watched the video to find out.
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:37 am

oh... I only got a few minutes in... I'll watch the rest

Ok, I see it right around 9 minutes about why the early Optisparks were problematic

still watching to see where the breakdown occurs.
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:02 pm

I want a see-thru opti..
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:16 pm

96Brougham wrote:
I want a see-thru opti..
Yea, that is real cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:54 pm


The two unvented optis I had go bad gave DTC 16, no low resolution pulse.

I think moisture gets inside, sparks fly and the optical sensor chip gets fried.
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PostSubject: Re: Optispark service video   Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:35 pm

A see through opti would kick ass! Then you could seen when they get oil in them Mad
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