I am not certain how hot the module gets when the engine stalls in my case. The 257degF temperature comes from documentation of the stalling problem as described.
I haven't had any other distributor part failures I'm aware of. With the exception of this stalling problem, the engine runs well, rain or shine.
As for the thermostat and the cooling fans, they appear to be working. One unusual thing is the temperature gage is intermittent. It may be a bad connection? Ocassionally when in traffic, the gage will exceed the halfway mark between C and H. But the fan does come on. Maybe I should replace the thermostat, thermocouple, and/or the thermocouple wiring?
Have you heard of or personally replaced subject module for reasons similar to mine? Do you know if there is a replacement module whose composition is changed to handle higher temperatures? I found it interesting that Ford engineers apparently knew the location of the module on the distributor was a poor design selection due to the thermal environment. Some of the published articles on the subject imply that a redesigned module, possibly with a different material composition, exist that increase its temperaure capability. Any insights?
Thursday, December 27th, 2007 AT 4:18 PM