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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 06-17-2002 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are the square "E coils" any better than a plain Canister type? I have heard that the E-coils provide more current but less voltage.

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posted 06-17-2002 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They generally have a greater amperage output and creat more intense spark for a longer duration.

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posted 06-17-2002 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont really know for sure, but I am running a Blaster HVC (stands for High Voltage, High Current according to MSD.) On the other car, it picked up a couple of hudredths in the 1/8 when I switched from a Blaster 3.

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posted 06-17-2002 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use stock TFI coils on everything now...they are small, light and compact and can be gotten cheap from wreckers. They seem to be all the same on any V8 and domestic Ford 4 and 6 bangers.

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Dusty Kiser

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From: Bethel,Oh USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 06-18-2002 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dusty Kiser   Click Here to Email Dusty Kiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
E coils are the in thing and all the developement is going that way. The only problem with them I've seen is they don't dissapate heat as well as the old oil filled, therefor fail about 100 times more often. Even in the coil on plug systems where the coil only does 1/8th the work, they fail all too frequently. Just had a Probe in with e-coil in the distributor. Would run a few minutes then die. The coil is not serviced as a seperate part, dealer OR aftermarket. Dealer gets $450.00 for reman distributor! Found a salvage yard "deal" for $125.00. NEAT huh?

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From: Hurricane alley
Registered: May 2002

posted 06-18-2002 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are 80,000 volt coils.

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