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Hey only had the 400 bubble for a few weeks in process of mods. starting prob when cold/wet since i bought. had the following and very costly changes done so far but still wont v.well (Does eventually start but coughs an awful lot) No probs if leave over a warm dry night.
Here's whats been done ( Work Payed for it :D )

Headgasket + Belts Etc (Was Double checked after by another garage incase the gasket change was done badly.
Waterpump
Dizzy Cap + Rotor Arm
Plugs & Leads
Cleaned Coil

(New Clutch too but thats obviously not the prob)

One of the garages said its common on the 400's as the coil is located near the bottom of the engine so easily gets moistre etc, But Im sure there must be 1997 416's out there that dont have starting probs. So really want to get to the bottom of it. Any Gurus have any suggestions?

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Check the small earth connection from the battery to the front panel, it has to be very clean.
 

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Also sometimes when dropping down from 3rd into 2nd, the revs drop right off and sometimes drop down so much it cuts out,I rekon this must be down to the same fault as to why is not starting, but im so out of ideas and garages just dont seem to be able to cure it!
 
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