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Old 28 Dec 2017, 01:45 pm
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Default Should I upgrade the ignition coil?

To my knowledge there is nothing wrong with the my ignition coil. But Would I receive any benefits from upgrading the coil?
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Old 28 Dec 2017, 01:50 pm
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No. There's No benefit.
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Old 28 Dec 2017, 02:00 pm
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Default Re: Should I upgrade the ignition coil?

Realistically seeing as you've been around here since 2008 and you keep starting threads implying you want more power, you might seriously consider switching to a PT with a turbo.
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Old 28 Dec 2017, 02:06 pm
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Default Re: Should I upgrade the ignition coil?

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To my knowledge there is nothing wrong with the my ignition coil. But Would I receive any benefits from upgrading the coil?
Actually the correct answer as you did not define any perimeters with the question the answer is YES!
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Old 28 Dec 2017, 02:10 pm
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To my knowledge there is nothing wrong with the my ignition coil. But Would I receive any benefits from upgrading the coil?
+1 with Rob.

As stated, there's little to be gained doing all this to a non-turbo PT. Right now, the turbo models don't bring much if anymore during resale. That means you should be able to sell your non-turbo PT and purchase a turbo PT in similar condition for just about the same as you get for your non-turbo PT. I did this myself. It's not that hard if you have patience.

On the issue of the ignition coil. All reports indicate that the stock coil is pretty good. Unless, as Nitro is likely inferring, you are running some very serious modifications where you need very high RPM's or need a lot more spark or something else like that, there's not going to be any substantial performance gain from high performance ignition.

However, new plugs, new wires and even a new OEM style coil may help get you closer to factory fresh performance as part of a general tuneup. Some folks like the MSD iginition coils because they are reported to be well made, have brass tips and pretty red plastic that looks cool. But on a fairly stock PT Cruiser engine, there's no anticipated gain other than feeling good about it. And feeling good about your car and the parts you install does indeed have value. Otherwise, why mod any car for street use?
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Old 28 Dec 2017, 06:59 pm
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