A week ago I pulled my '85 Dodge out to drive on a nice day, make sure she had no problems. I smelled something kind of funny like burning oil, but it was a little "sweeter" smelling. The next day I went driving again only to suddenly lose all power at a backroad intersection. Being a third-hand van, breaking down is nothing new to me. After getting her home and going through all the diagnosis, it looked like my ignition control module might be bad. Turns out it was a little more catastrophic than I thought it might be.
There had been some weird goo dripping from a few places on the firewall, I thought nothing of it (being the third owner) perhaps some kind of sealant somebody used.
Suffice to say, it was not.
The only symptom this showed was no spark when cranking until I stopped cranking, where it finally sparked. Has anyone else had theirs fail this catastrophically? I thought the whole point of the potting material was to not melt under heat (thermoset/epoxy) since my engine bay is already around 120 degrees F but it looks like they used expanded foam.