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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-02, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Crossflow Ignition

Ok, I went down to a parts store to hunt down a new coil. I had an MSD unit in mind, the type with the boost reference, for when I go twin turbo. However, I got a rude shock when told they'd cost $everal Hundred$, since theyre not all that common here. What really yanked my chain was the fact that theyre cheap as chips in the US.

But back to the point, the electronic ignition coil in my XE EFi (standard carby crossflow as far as tech is concerned) is giving a really weak spark while cranking over the engine. Fuel is good, can smell either type of fuel (still hard to start up on either LPG or fuel) out the exhaust pipe. Rockers move a good amount, and the car still goes hard when it actually gets started. New plugs, leads, etc etc. Its the coil :)

Can anyone reccomend a good, HIGH VOLTAGE coil, that will give a keen spark under boosted conditions, and also burn LPG reasoably well, for under $100?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-04-02, 11:58 PM
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Hello there friend,

For the XE EFI, go either for the Bosch GT40, as you get more spark than standard or the Bosch electronic coil, but check on Bosch's website to be sure. They have their catalogue in PDF form

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-02, 07:26 PM
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Some parts are ridiculously priced over here. I got quoted $229 for a 5.0 dizzy cap . Needless to say I still need a cap.
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Some parts are ridiculously priced over here. I got quoted $229 for a 5.0 dizzy cap . Needless to say I still need a cap.
I got mine for about $60... Where was that price from???
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hmm, needless to say, it looks like i'm going to be disappointed with the kind of budget i'm gonna be spending on this.. Just a banal Bosch coil for me.

Thanks for your input ppl :)



jeeez, $230 for a 5.0 dizzy?? Whats that for, the Save the OHV Foundation? lol!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-02, 06:48 PM
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I got mine for about $60... Where was that price from???
Price was from Coventrys. I tried a performance shop but they said to go to Coventrys.

Where did you get yours? what type is it?
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hmm, needless to say, it looks like i'm going to be disappointed with the kind of budget i'm gonna be spending on this.. Just a banal Bosch coil for me.

Thanks for your input ppl :)



jeeez, $230 for a 5.0 dizzy?? Whats that for, the Save the OHV Foundation? lol!
LOL!

Have you thought of getting one from a VL Turbo or something else Turbo?
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Thanks for the tip, IIRC the Holden Skyline used Bosch stuff in there, so I guess it'd be worth checking it out :)
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-02, 08:06 AM
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Hey Disco,

One of the highest energy coils around is the stock 5.0L coil. Otherwise the Crane PS-91 or 92 is a good aftermarket one for around $110.

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