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Old 09-26-2018, 01:17 AM
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OK, final word on this.

The billing statement read "Diagnostics showed bad ignition module. Replaced with new module, still no spark. Tried used coil at shop/found spark. Replaced with new BWD E30P coil, works good"

I spoke to the mechanic who did the work. He said a bad module can ruin the coil, or a bad coil can ruin the module, or something to that effect.

Summary: my brand new, hotshot Flamethrower coil is worthless. My 26 year old OEM EI is now replaced with a new Pertronix Ignitor II.

The person who told me that the dwell needed to be adjusted was not the mechanic, and apparently doesn't understand electronic ignitions.

Thanks to all for your advice and insight, I hope to go skiing tomorrow.

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Demand your used parts always but dont tell your mechanic what you want fixed ask for details if your work disagrees w theirs.

Same for doctors.
As a physician, I heartily agree. I'm more than willing to give used parts back to patients.

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Old 09-26-2018, 09:53 AM
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OK, final word on this.

The billing statement read "Diagnostics showed bad ignition module. Replaced with new module, still no spark. Tried used coil at shop/found spark. Replaced with new BWD E30P coil, works good"

I spoke to the mechanic who did the work. He said a bad module can ruin the coil, or a bad coil can ruin the module, or something to that effect.

Summary: my brand new, hotshot Flamethrower coil is worthless. My 26 year old OEM EI is now replaced with a new Pertronix Ignitor II.

The person who told me that the dwell needed to be adjusted was not the mechanic, and apparently doesn't understand electronic ignitions.

Thanks to all for your advice and insight, I hope to go skiing tomorrow.

And one more:



As a physician, I heartily agree. I'm more than willing to give used parts back to patients.
Quote of the year right there!!

And now you have a new EI module and coil, you’re set for another 26 years haha. As mentioned my starting and running performance increased when I replaced both.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:05 PM
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Great to hear that your ignition problem is resolved. I would talk with the folks at Pertronix about your coil. They may replace it.
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