View Full Version : Oil coming out of coil

09-22-2011, 06:22 PM
Was having some engine issues over the summer, so I bought a cap rotor and coil. When I took off the old coil, I noticed there was a black fluid coming out of the top where the wire was connected. Is that oil leaking from inside the coil?

09-22-2011, 06:28 PM
Yep, our coils are oil filled types.

09-22-2011, 06:29 PM
And definitely time to replace it when it starts to leak.

09-23-2011, 12:49 PM
Nice. thanks guys. could this have been part of the back firing issue I have been having? I also noticed the points in the cap were worn out. They look like they have been flattened by a hammer and the edges are mushroomed out.

09-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Change it over to electronic ignition and get matching coil. Points suck. Electronic ignition is the cat's meow. I grew up with points and I have always hated the time it took to keep them set and in good shape. I still have a couple of dwell meters just in case of a nightmare. I am not a fuel injection fan even though it is a better metering system than carbs because of inherit weakness's in that system.