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Doug G
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Coil

Post by Doug G » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:56

How does one test a coil to determine if it is working, working well or not?
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Re: Coil

Post by spider » Thu Aug 07, 2014 20:56

With a ignition coil tester, although many distributor testers can do them to a degree. Another way, if the car runs, is with an automotive ocilliscope!

And that too is probably as helpful as a fart in a space suit, however a more practical way is to swap it over with a known good one.
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Re: Coil

Post by Doug G » Thu Aug 07, 2014 21:11

Wil try the swap route. Thanks.
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Re: Coil

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:43

When you change them, if there's no improvement, keep the old ones.
With things like these, it's usually advisable to carry the old ones round with you after changing. Then of the new set develops a fault ( not unknown) at least you have a proven set of spares with you
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Re: Coil

Post by Doug G » Fri Aug 08, 2014 13:37

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:When you change them, if there's no improvement, keep the old ones.
With things like these, it's usually advisable to carry the old ones round with you after changing. Then of the new set develops a fault ( not unknown) at least you have a proven set of spares with you
Great suggestion.


I shall have to keep them in my 'man cave' otherwise SWMBO will dispose of it in a flash !
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