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Old 12-28-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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ignition query

Could a poor earth on the ignition coil condenser cause misfiring under load
?


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Old 12-28-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ignition query

Bugger it ain't a condenser is it (even if it looks like one) but a
resistor, still have no idea what its for and if a bad erth could have been
causing problems


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Old 12-28-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: ignition query

Larry wrote:
> Bugger it ain't a condenser is it (even if it looks like one) but a
> resistor, still have no idea what its for and if a bad erth could have been
> causing problems
>
>

Its not a ballast resistor is it Larry ?

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Old 12-28-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: ignition query

Whatever it is, its the thingy on the positive side of the coil that was not
making a very good erth because the screw holding it and the coil on, will
not tighten up securely. What exactly does it do anyway ?

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> Larry wrote:
> Its not a ballast resistor is it Larry ?
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: ignition query

On or around Wed, 28 Dec 2005 22:24:11 -0000, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
enlightened us thusly:

>Whatever it is, its the thingy on the positive side of the coil that was not
>making a very good erth because the screw holding it and the coil on, will
>not tighten up securely. What exactly does it do anyway ?


if it's from the live side of the coil to earth, then it's an interference
suppressor. It'll be a capacitor in this case. You can safely remove it...
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