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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 00, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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I just found out my 6AL doesnt work, has anyone ever took one apart and fixed them?? I just want to know if there is an easy fix, or do i need to send it to MSD? Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 00, 01:23 PM
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I have a 6AL that I just took off a car and will sell it if you need one? not sure what it is worth?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 00, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, but i dont really "need" one, i just wanted the one i have to work..I called MSD and they said it will only cost about 40 bucks to get it fixed, so thats what i'll probably do.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 00, 06:36 AM
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If you haven't sent it off yet, and it isn't still under warrantee, I'd open the back up and take a look at the printed circuit board. If it is fried, then call MSD back and ask them if it is still $40.00.

I have one they have hemmed and hawwed about for over a month over, burned up printed circuit and five components, and they say no dice.

I have seen ones with a good board, and just a couple of resistors or other stuff burned, and the $40.00 repair was well worth it.

If the printed circuit is fried or cracked, MSD will just kick the unit back to you with a "sorry, Charlie" if it is still under warrantee, or it will end up costing you almost as much as a new unit.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 00, 07:47 AM
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I sent my non-functional MSD box back last week for repairs.I asked the tech guy how do I know that the repair won't outweight the cost of buying a new unit.I was TOLD that the maximum charge would be $60.I don't know how true this is because I have been TOLD many things over the phone that are pure B.S..Thats why I always get the name of the person on the other end,makes it easier to get a refund when I complain.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 00, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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yeah, thats what i was told 55 dollars max, but probably around 40. I'll open it up and see if the board is fried. I really hope its not. I already have an MSD 8360 billet distributor, i just wanted this mainly for the rev limiter
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