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 Post subject: MSD 6AL
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:27 pm 
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any one tryed one of these on there fuel injected 5.0 and noticed much?

 

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 Post subject: Re: MSD 6AL
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:31 pm 
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I noticed it failed on me twice. The first time I sent it back to Rocket, through the retailer I purchased it from, to be repaired under warranty. After 4 weeks I had to chase it up and they told me they'd fixed it, but it wasn't covered under warranty because it must've been fitted incorrectly. It was running fine for 8 months! So, to fix 1 burnt track, it cost me $160!!! It failed again after about another 5 months, so I pulled it out and put a Crane in instead.

MSD and Rocket can suck on my balls...

 

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 Post subject: Re: MSD 6AL
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:49 am 
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This is interesting. I've told lotsa people not get msd and they all ignored me. They have ALL had failures like this.
I've had a Crane Hi-6 since '93. It's been on four cars and still goes strong.
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 Post subject: Re: MSD 6AL
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:44 am 
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I wouldnt touch it after my MSD coil incident.
Coil was 4 months old and dropped it guts in Victoria when on a road trip.
Had heaps of spark and tested fine until you added the compession to it to blow the spark out.
Only found it was the coil after getting a rental car to drive home , driving back to Melbourne the next night with a car trailer and towing the car back. Chucked an old second hand coil on I had laying in the garden in a fit of desperation and it started first hit.......................

 

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 Post subject: Re: MSD 6AL
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:54 pm 
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hmm not the answers i was expectin lol
did any one notice much on the crane then ?
i have an old msd which only goes up to 3000 rpm out of my dads car hes upgraded to the 6al
is it worth me even putting it in?

 

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 Post subject: Re: MSD 6AL
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:47 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
This is interesting. I've told lotsa people not get msd and they all ignored me. They have ALL had failures like this.
I've had a Crane Hi-6 since '93. It's been on four cars and still goes strong.


Was I one of those people, Pete? :oops:

ea falcon - what do you mean it only goes to 3000rpm? What happens after that?

 

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 Post subject: Re: MSD 6AL
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Dunno Chad, I think you may have already had it on there before I met you?

ea falcon, notice what on the crane?... That it works f**k great? How many times do I have to say it?!
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 Post subject: Re: MSD 6AL
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:08 pm 
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the MSD that i have isnt a 6al its i think 3al or something it stops multi sparking at 3000rpm so its only good for take of and cruising around for economy
i wasnt sure if i was goin to put it on coz i dont know if it would be worth the effort if people arnt noticing much with stockish 5ls

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:41 am 
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They all stop MS at around 3500rpm because you can't MS at higher rpm because there's not enough time to fire that many sparks in the time window available. So they switch to a big fat capacitor discharge single spark at that point. The advantage is there for the whole rev range. The reason you get better fuel economy is that you have a much more complete burn so you get greater torque.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:43 am 
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its a 5A these dont do the big spark after 3k or so.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:15 am 
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Doesn't matter. They all stop multisparking after about 3-3.5k because of the reasons I stated.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:02 pm 
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just read something interesting on the back of the box of the msd 6al
it says can be use for 4 cyl 6cly and 8cly with a distributor
so can you use these with the au2 v8s with coil pack?

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:05 am 
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ea_falcon wrote:
just read something interesting on the back of the box of the msd 6al
it says can be use for 4 cyl 6cly and 8cly with a distributor
so can you use these with the au2 v8s with coil pack?


Nope, You need MSD DIS-type ignitions for that.
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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:39 pm 
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cheers mate
what do crane do ?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:30 am 
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Unfortunately Crane don't do direct ignition stuff. You'd have to use one of their ignitions for every output....too expensive.
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