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Forum: Ignition System 09-20-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By Don Moyer
Ccorv, Whenever an ignition switch is left...

Ccorv,

Whenever an ignition switch is left in the "ON" position a three-way struggle takes place between the battery(s), the coil, and the electronic ignition module. If the electronic module...
Forum: Ignition System 08-20-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,802
Posted By Don Moyer
It may be because it's so late in the day, but I...

It may be because it's so late in the day, but I can't think of a single explanation for how a coil would be involved in a charging issue. Fortunately there is a lot of electrical expertise now on...
Forum: Ignition System 07-30-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,802
Posted By Don Moyer
It's my understanding that their minimum...

It's my understanding that their minimum specification of 3.5 ohms resistance in the primary windings of the coil (as measured between the primary terminals) is designed to insure that the current...
Forum: Ignition System 05-10-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,802
Posted By Don Moyer
John, I'm attaching our troubleshooting...

John,

I'm attaching our troubleshooting guide for absence of spark.

In the meantime, you should either install a 1 to 2 ohm ballast resister in the circuit from the ignition switch and the...
Forum: Ignition System 07-30-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,802
Posted By Don Moyer
Ken, I'm not sure you need more coils. It...

Ken,

I'm not sure you need more coils. It seems you would only need a pair of
quick disconnects to swap the two you have.

Actually, I'm not at all sure that coils are your problem. I fear...
Forum: Ignition System 04-23-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,802
Posted By Don Moyer
Harley, You probably did ruin the module in...

Harley,

You probably did ruin the module in your electronic ignition system. It would be best if we could talk on the phone to be sure. If you did ruin your module, I'll try to come up with a...
Forum: Ignition System 08-26-2005, 08:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,802
Posted By Don Moyer
Your Mercruiser is a far cry from our little four...

Your Mercruiser is a far cry from our little four cylinder flat head Atomic 4 sailboat engine, but when an engine coughs and sputters when accelerating, it's usually an indication of a lean fuel...
Forum: Ignition System 07-13-2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,802
Posted By Don Moyer
John, There's no reason to believe that the...

John,

There's no reason to believe that the Flamethrower coil has anything to do with your intermittent shutdowns.

Don
Forum: Ignition System 02-02-2005, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 57,802
Posted By Don Moyer
Some comments about coils

There’s a technical matter that deserves our attention. Our faithful Web Shepherd is constantly looking behind every digital rock in cyberspace, to warn us of any “wolves” that might be threatening...
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