Does it die all of a sudden or gradually loses power and finally keels over?chuckaroo said:hi new guy with a problem my 96 -1100 shadow dies after i ride it about 1.5 hrs. in HOT weather can anybody HELP me ???? chuckaroo im asking U?[/b]
Back when I worked at Ford (late 1970s to early 1980s) we had a LOT of problems with this on some models because of "poorly potted" EEC modules. "Potting" was inverting the (magnesium?) housing with the circuit board in it, pouring in sand, shaking everything, pouring in epoxy and letting the epoxy harden. Voids in the sand and/or epoxy (I forget exactly.) would allow the circuit board to expand when it got hot and sometimes it did so much that the electrical pathways separated. Everything went back to "normal" when the EEC cooled down. This problem caused me to HATE my 1980(?) Torino -- especially frustrating because I worked in the division that made the EECs. (I did get free replacements and no-cost installation but I also ended up being a product tester and had more than a few frustratingly long trips home -- and it seemed like they were all in the rain.)Electronics get hot and crap out, then start working again after they've cooled down.