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Bad coil bad coil
Posted 28 February 2004 - 09:58 PM
The old coil was still putting out spark, but it didnt look real hot, and the plugs were firing also. Alot of things made us think that the coil was not the culprit. Kind of pisses me off that a fairly new coil would do this:banghead:
I would also like to thank Al for his help today. A #1 guy.
Posted 28 February 2004 - 10:38 PM
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Posted 29 February 2004 - 08:57 AM
I went with the SuperCoil (big squarish looking one) for my 82. I have one on my turbo brat, and it's been there for a while, working fine....
Posted 01 March 2004 - 02:02 AM
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 08:52 PM
"You have to remember a couple things about coils. The ones you guys are talking about are made for slow revving V8's mostly."
If the coil is designed for a V8 that revs to 5000 rpm, thats 40000 sparks per minute (5000x8). For a 4 cyl to spark that much, it has to turn 10,000 rpm (10,000x4). So that shouldn't be an issue
Posted 03 March 2004 - 01:09 AM
something to think about.. unless you get a coil that was bad from the start, it's likely that the cause is due to the infamous old subaru grounding quality, or 20-25 year old wiring. adding a few extra grounds does wonders for old subarus!
Posted 03 March 2004 - 01:24 AM
Posted 03 March 2004 - 12:10 PM
Remember these are 4 stroke engines, they take 2 revolutions per cycle. A V8 will need 20,000 sparks /min at 5000 RPM, and a 4 banger will need 20,000 at 10,000 RPM.
Posted 03 March 2004 - 09:30 PM
Nice gentle spank, robm!
Posted 03 March 2004 - 09:48 PM
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