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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-02, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Accessing Ignition Coil on XF

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I am contemplating replacing the plugs/leads on my carby XF. I had a look and the ignition coil is to the right of the fuel pump. How in hell do i get to it to change the HT lead?. Hopefully i wont have to unbolt/undo anything!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-02, 06:04 AM
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its farkin hard but it is possible to get to it make sure the car is cold or you WILL get a sore burnt hand i want to change my coil to a GT40, but i have decided nah!!! coz its too hard to get to
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To get to the blasted thing, you have to hoist your car up or at least put it on stands. (you don't have to, it just makes it a heap easier.) And V8Uteman351 is right the engine has to be cold.

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I changed my XD coil/leads when it was hot and without it jacked up
whats hard?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-02, 08:03 PM
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XD's don't have all the pollution gear blocking access to the coil. Plus the intake manifold is different, again blocking access to said coil

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I have a 1986 XF motor in my XD
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OK, but you need small hands and arms to get to the coil without raising the car somewhat. It looks like I'm gonna have to do it soon as well. I've put a post up about my igniton problems. Thanks for your advice Birdie. I'm at school/work and can't try a new coil till tonite or tomorrow.

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I suppose i've got small hands/arms, try replacing a coil on an NA Fairlane, it took me half a day, the hardest thing I found was the condenser, My XD is on LPG I've removed all polution gear runs much better, alot smoother and more responsive.
I hope the coil fixes your problem.
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