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matt80

posted on 30/9/17 at 08:47 AM Reply With Quote
what coil?

Hi all. I have been told my car will not start due to there being no spark at the spark plug. I am told that the coil is most likely at fault. Could you please advise on what coil I should be buying? Is it just a standard 12v 'can style' coil?
Many thanks for any help!

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perksy

posted on 30/9/17 at 10:01 AM Reply With Quote
To be fair We'll need a bit more info

What engine and ignition system are you using ?

What state of tune, standard or ?

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ste

posted on 30/9/17 at 01:34 PM Reply With Quote
Petrol or diesel?
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matt80

posted on 30/9/17 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
Sorry all.....
Itís a 2l red top, twin Weberís. Pretty standard. Hope that helps....

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rusty nuts

posted on 30/9/17 at 02:21 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ste
Petrol or diesel?


When did Diesel engines start using spark plugs and coil?

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rusty nuts

posted on 30/9/17 at 02:24 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by matt80
Sorry all.....
Itís a 2l red top, twin Weberís. Pretty standard. Hope that helps....


If no other mods than carbs would a standard coil for a red top engine do the job?

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matt80

posted on 30/9/17 at 04:18 PM Reply With Quote
Definitely not diesel!! Lol!!
If Iím asking a dumb question just say!!
Looked online at a few and wanted to make sure I buy the right one. They are only £19 ish it seems....

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britishtrident

posted on 30/9/17 at 05:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ste
Petrol or diesel?



ROTF ;-)





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britishtrident

posted on 30/9/17 at 05:24 PM Reply With Quote
Normally when that type of Ford coil pack fails it will either kill just one or two cylinders as the coil pack is actuall two separate wasted spark coils. If you have a crank no start check the output from the crank sensor and also the ignition module before firing the parts shotgun. See this Paul "Scannerdanner" Youtube video



[Edited on 30/9/17 by britishtrident]





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perksy

posted on 1/10/17 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by matt80
Sorry all.....
Itís a 2l red top, twin Weberís. Pretty standard. Hope that helps....




Guessing your still running a Dizzy ?

If you are any decent branded coil will be fine

Shame really as I've just had a clearout of VX bits in the garage

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MikeRJ

posted on 1/10/17 at 11:26 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by matt80
Sorry all.....
Itís a 2l red top, twin Weberís. Pretty standard. Hope that helps....


Doesn't help very much unfortunately. A 20XE running on carbs will usually use either an aftermarket ignition system (e.g. MBE) with a wasted spark setup (i.e. twin coils with two outputs on each) or some people have fitted distributors from older Vauxhall engines.

Can't you just take a picture of the coil currently fitted?

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matt80

posted on 1/10/17 at 12:55 PM Reply With Quote
The coil fitted is a Ďcab style, with one wire coming from positive and one from negative.
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