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Andybarbet

posted on 15/2/12 at 08:07 PM Reply With Quote
Can you test a coil ????

My stepsons nan has just messaged me asking if i can pop over & test the coil on her 1990 mercedes.

In the past if i thought my coil had gone, i just borrowed one from a similar car to eliminate it or just bought another one with a view to having a spare if the old one was ok.

How can i test it ??

Apologies if this is a simple thing, the reason for building the kitcar was to learn lots so hopefully this'll teach me something too

Cheers - Andy

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theconrodkid

posted on 15/2/12 at 08:15 PM Reply With Quote
normall with an ohm,s meter....just need to know waht values you are looking for





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Andybarbet

posted on 15/2/12 at 08:18 PM Reply With Quote
Ok, i've got a multimeter

Anyone know what resistance im looking for ??

As far as i know its a petrol 190E (I think thats the model)

I can find out exactly what model etc if it helps ?

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Alan M

posted on 15/2/12 at 08:20 PM Reply With Quote
can't comment as I've lost my sense of humour
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britishtrident

posted on 15/2/12 at 08:23 PM Reply With Quote
Unless the LT side gets overheated and burns out normally coils fail on the HT side the insulation breaks down, you can test to an extent with a spark gap tester but to be honest I would always replace coil HT leads and plugs.





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steve m

posted on 15/2/12 at 08:25 PM Reply With Quote
Alan

That did make me laugh !!

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Alan M

posted on 15/2/12 at 08:37 PM Reply With Quote

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daviep

posted on 15/2/12 at 08:45 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
Alan

That did make me laugh !!


me too....it's not often I agree with steve





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wilkingj

posted on 16/2/12 at 09:20 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by britishtrident
Unless the LT side gets overheated and burns out normally coils fail on the HT side the insulation breaks down, you can test to an extent with a spark gap tester but to be honest I would always replace coil HT leads and plugs.


Completely agree.
Dont forget the Dizzy Cap and Rotor arm (if its that type of system) as well.







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wylliezx9r

posted on 16/2/12 at 12:47 PM Reply With Quote
I didnt think old women needed coils...................................and she wants you to test it ! LOL





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scudderfish

posted on 16/2/12 at 05:29 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by wylliezx9r
I didnt think old women needed coils...................................and she wants you to test it ! LOL


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