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The absence of a clicking sound indicates that the starter relay isn't energizing the starter circuit. Here are two possible culprits: Starter relay. It could well be that the solenoid inside relay is sticking, preventing the switch on the starter side from closing and turning the engine over. This would explain why you do not hear the starter relay ...


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Like @ Paulster2 I have never heard of this. I suppose it is possible if you had a coil on the edge of failure that it might fail while overheated. Resistance is a function of temperature. The more heat the more resistance, more resistance generates more heat and so on. It just seems odd that he knew to bring the ice. Maybe he was also being prepared for a ...


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Some four-stroke engines did have wasted spark ignition. The basic advantage was not needing a distributor, which was one of the less reliable parts of the ignition system. Wasted spark systems were used long before plug-top coil packs came into common use. The reliability issues are not so important with modern ignition components. Wasted spark ignition ...


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I think there is some misunderstanding here; it is not true that spark plugs fire in pairs on all four-stroke engines (unless the head design incorporates two spark plugs for each cylinder). You're probably thinking of a two-stroke engine in which the power stroke is the only stroke responsible for moving the piston down. Consider the GIF animation below ...


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As I noted in the comments, I don't think the ECU is programmable, hence why you can't find anything on the topic online. It can still be "chipped", i.e. removing one or more EPROM's and soldering in a flashed substitute. Alternatives you could try are either a) swapping out the entire ECU with an aftermarket unit, e.g. Diktator, Spitronics, etc or b) ...



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