[xj-s] Marelli distributor fix poll - please everyone reply

I just bought a 1990 XJ-S and it has the Marelli ignition.
Per Kerby’s book, I am planning to modify the distributor to
avoid the A-bank shut down and potential fire. I am waiting
to get new wires and do the plugs, wires, and distrib
together, but I do worry about waiting. And then I wonder -
how many of you have actually had a problem? and how many
have actually rebuilt your cap? So, I pose the following
poll (just copy the following in your reply): (Obviously
only those with Marelli ignition should reply.)

  1. Have you ever had the A bank cut out?
  2. Have you modified your distributor cap?
  3. Do you plan to? (when?)
  4. What year is your XJ-S?
    After a couple weeks, I will tally the results and post them
    for anyone interested.
    Thanks for contributing!–
    MarkT
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In reply to a message from MarkT sent Mon 18 Jun 2007:

I have an 89 with Marelli (duh, otherwise I wouldn’t answer).

A Bank has not cut out, but since we focus on PREVENTATIVE
maintenance as well as scheduled with these jungle cats, I
do plan to make a change soon. But not with the cap, with
the rotor.–
The original message included these comments:

  1. Have you ever had the A bank cut out?
  2. Have you modified your distributor cap?
  3. Do you plan to? (when?)
  4. What year is your XJ-S?


JR, 89 XJS V12 Marelli
Long Island, NY, United States
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In reply to a message from Jimmy Ryan sent Tue 19 Jun 2007:

In reply:

  1. No
  2. No
  3. No
  4. 1990–
    stephan2828
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Not my own cars, but cars I’ve seen and/or worked on (and both were
'94 XJ40 V12 which also use the marelli system).

The original message included these comments:

  1. Have you ever had the A bank cut out?

car 1 yes; car 2 holed piston A4 at 270k km (suspected marelli (cap
looked absolutely filthy) but not quite sure; poor maintenance may
have played a part as well)

  1. Have you modified your distributor cap?

no

  1. Do you plan to? (when?)

no, just fit new rotor/cap (in addition to fitting new piston…)

  1. What year is your XJ-S?

see above;)–
Arnoud

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In reply to a message from MarkT sent Mon 18 Jun 2007:

  1. No
  2. No
  3. No
  4. 1994(s)–
    The original message included these comments:
  1. Have you ever had the A bank cut out?
  2. Have you modified your distributor cap?
  3. Do you plan to? (when?)
  4. What year is your XJ-S?


Two 1994 XJ12’s
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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In reply to a message from MarkT sent Mon 18 Jun 2007:

1 yes-bad coil
2. no
3. no
4. 1994–
Maynard 94 XJS V12 Coupe 91XJS(RIP) 86XJ6 78MGB 67MGB
Niles, IL, United States
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Comments below

Steve S.
Lexington, MA USA
'91 xj-s v12 coupe

  1. Have you ever had the A bank cut out? — No
  2. Have you modified your distributor cap?----Yes (silicon dab) @ 60K miles
  3. Do you plan to? (when?)
  4. What year is your XJ-S? ----1991

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  1. Have you ever had the A bank cut out? — No
  2. Have you modified your distributor cap?----No
  3. Do you plan to? (when?) No
  4. What year is your XJ-S? ----1987, 1989 & 1995

Bob
Long Beach, CA
1987 Hess, 1989 Coupe, 1995 V-12 Convertible

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In reply to a message from Jimmy Ryan sent Tue 19 Jun 2007:

  1. No
  2. No
  3. No
  4. 94 V12 53,000 miles–
    The original message included these comments:
  1. Have you ever had the A bank cut out?
  2. Have you modified your distributor cap?
  3. Do you plan to? (when?)
  4. What year is your XJ-S?


Jeff
Tucson, United States
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