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Electronic Ignition for the Clevo ?

Im thinking of putting on Electronic Ignition onto the XC's 302 Clevo

Basicly to rid it of the Pinging it has... for one...

Re-Curving the Dizzy is always an option...
But i think i want to get away from the Points Dizzy

So im thinking i might just throw in a full Electric Ignition System

If anyone knows what types(Brands) are good and suit a 302 Clevo

Let me know whats good... So i might pull my finger out an fix it up

You opinions are welcome...

So throw em at me...


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If you're having trouble with pinging, retard the timing until the pinging stops. Either that, or shell out the money for higher octane gas.

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Re: Electronic Ignition for the Clevo ?

I use the factory Electronic Ignition distributor. No dramas at all...

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Re: Electronic Ignition for the Clevo ?

Get a dissy from a 5.8 they had electronic dist on them.Latter model 302's possibly did too...

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Later model dizzies had different diameter shafts, so an elect dizzies will gave to be converted.

I did this to my XB, had it graphed at the same time.

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Re: Electronic Ignition for the Clevo ?

Im running it on Opitmax now... The 98 Oct stuff...

Or i find the BP Ultimate good too... which is also 98 Oct

And the bugger still Pings...

Not as bad as when i put LRP in it... :S

It was suggested i just get the current dizzy "Re-Curved"

But i wouldnt mind looking into the idea if the Electronic

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Re: Electronic Ignition for the Clevo ?

Pinging can be caused by excessive carbon build-up, give it a good de-coke with some magic elixir.

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Magic Elixir ???

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Re: Electronic Ignition for the Clevo ?

Magic Elixir is my stupid way of saying a de-coke additive. Try some Caltex Techron 5000, bung a whole can in the petrol tank (near empty) and fill up. This should clean out any carbon that may be causing the ping.

This is from their website:
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Techron 5000 is a unique fuel system cleaning and decoking agent based on powerful synthetic cleaning additives.

Techron 5000 provides a burst of cleaning power that is unbeatable at cleaning the entire fuel system restoring power and performance in petrol and light duty direct injection diesel engines.
Sounds bloody marvelous.

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cool Re: Electronic Ignition for the Clevo ?

Had a same problem with XB clevo, mainly due to the crap fuel they give us these days, fitted Lumation electronic ignition module, and a set of Splitfire plugs, the plugs are expensive $12ea, definatly worth it, fixed my problems ..
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