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 Post subject: Spark upgrades...
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:31 am 
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Hey fellas, and ladies.

Just wondering is it worth upgrading the coil thing in a EL to something a bit more grunty? Any benefits to be achieved in doing so? And is it pretty straight forward? i.e no resistors here and there etc

 

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 Post subject: Re: Spark upgrades...
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:36 am 
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Generally speaking ignition upgrades aren't normally needed until / unless other work on the engine calls for it - ie. boost / higher rev limit / hi compression etc.

Several years ago I tried running a Crane Fireball PS91 Coil in my ED (has same ignition system as EL) - to be blunt I noticed no improvement in performance. There was no issue even under load with the std coil before I fitted the PS91 - and with the PS91 there was no change overall beyond possibly slightly better idle. It DID noticeably eat up spark plugs - ie. with normal coil the plugs last a long time - only needing regap occasionally - but the PS91 used to actually wear away the electrodes to the point of needing replacement within 6 months.

Batten Performance Tuning sells a performance TFI module that I think would be worth a try - I gather that it has increased spark "dwell" - I was about to try one when I pensioned off the ED (now I have an EF). On it's own and possibly along with a PS91 that TFI module MIGHT improve response and acceleration slightly? - tho like I said on the first line....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Spark upgrades...
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:15 pm 
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yes, upgrades are not really necessary, im running from 12 to 15psi boost on a std dizzy and std coil..
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 Post subject: Re: Spark upgrades...
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:36 pm 
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sweet just thought id ask, if a standard system is good for 12psi boost then its good for standard lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Spark upgrades...
Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:41 pm 
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Yeah just whacked some new leads on the old girl, one thing i noticed though was the cap was quite loose, i should whip down to super cheap and get a new rotor and cap today while the 25% off sale still on lol

 

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