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Old 04 May 2004, 12:04 pm
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I am changing my stock plug wires to a set of Magnecor KV85 wires. Spark plugs to go from stock whatever to Champion dual platinum #7440. Now, what about ignition coils? Are there aftermarket coils available for N/A 2.4 PT motors? AND.... which would be best for sustained high speed highway driving with bursts of "quickness" from stop lights?
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Old 04 May 2004, 12:29 pm
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Snakepitt1,

I haven't seen a lot of talk about anyone going for a new coil but I think it's probably a good idea. I sure thought about it with my Vette and added a high performance coil to it when I was overhauling the ignition. The one for the PT I was looking at is here in this link and at only $64.95...it couldn't hurt [:I]

http://www.howellautomotive.com/Howe...roducts_id=671
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Screamin Demon is the one I put on my GT Turbo and am very happy with it....
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Old 04 May 2004, 12:53 pm
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Thanks for the info. I had read else where in this forum about this screamin demon coil. Other members that tried it seemed pleased. I went ahead and ordered it today. I'll provide a report once it is installed.
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I dont understand why someone would need to replace the stock one?
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Old 04 May 2004, 04:30 pm
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I am replacing it because it failed once, is about to fail again and a better alternative is available.
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Old 05 May 2004, 10:33 am
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Scott I must have missed that. Thanks for the clarify.
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Old 05 May 2004, 11:27 am
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I'll be sure and document any and all performance and fuel economy as well as "seat of pants" results pertaining to this change.
Now if I could just figure how to get a picture of my car on this board.......
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Old 05 May 2004, 04:16 pm
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Quote:
quote:Originally posted by snakepitt1

how to get a picture of my car on this board.......
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Try this
http://ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/faq.asp#smilies

Use [ img ] place url here, then [ /img ] without spaces between.
URL: to get, right click on pic go to properties, triple click to highlight URL.

Hope its works well if so maybe the rest of us could benefit.
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Old 05 May 2004, 06:04 pm
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I have not had any failures with my coil, but I only have about 15K on the car right now. However, the stock coils these days put out a lot of juice on their own. If you are having failures I would be concerned about why it is happening. That is not par for the course.

You can deliver a lot more more charge to the plug these days with low ohm wires. I have seen stock wires that have 500ohms of resitance per foot. A good performance wire will be in the 50-75 range. Of course the wires on the PT are very short but this is one of those cases where less really is more.
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