I am fairly confident that it is an electrical problem. After the engine dies, there is a strong smell of gasoline coming from the engine like it is flooded. I have seen this exact problem with a couple of cars during the late 1960's. A couple of times it was the ballast resistor and once an ignition coil. Each time the problem was that the coiled wire had either broken into or burned into. When it was cold, both pieces of the broken wire touched and made contact. Once it became hot, the wire would separate and no longer flow electricity through it. When it cooled, the wire would touch again until it heated up. The problem is that since I haven't worked on cars since the 1970's, I am unfamiliar with the electrical system on newer vehicles, especially foreign made ones. I have been unable to locate a free diagram of the ignition system. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 2:46 AM