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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:51 am 
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I have 6 ignition coils, any idea how to test them off the car?

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:32 am 
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I have 6 ignition coils, any idea how to test them off the car?
If you have a multimeter, measure resistance between the LT terminals, expect to see 0.5 to 3 ohm depending on the coil type, then from the +VE (SW on old coils) and the HT output and expect to see something around 10 kohm.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:35 am 
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I have 6 ignition coils, any idea how to test them off the car?
If you have a multimeter, measure resistance between the LT terminals, expect to see 0.5 to 3 ohm depending on the coil type, then from the +VE (SW on old coils) and the HT output and expect to see something around 10 kohm.
Cheers, when i wrote my question and posted it, I though I really just should have googled it!

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:37 pm 
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I have 6 ignition coils, any idea how to test them off the car?
If you have a multimeter, measure resistance between the LT terminals, expect to see 0.5 to 3 ohm depending on the coil type, then from the +VE (SW on old coils) and the HT output and expect to see something around 10 kohm.
They are all reading 1.3 ohm and 6.5kohms, they are all the same with COL 202 or 09-202, 12 volt ballest, think there all goosed?
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:28 pm 
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IMO Those figures are pretty much spot on, HT is a bit on the low side but all within an acceptable margin, I'd say they are all viable.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:05 am 
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Everything on the list is getting skipped today. (28/07/18)

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