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Coils?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bigs merc, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. bigs merc
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    Iwas just wondering what would cause a starting coil to fry on a newly rebuilt engine. I have gone through two coils in the course of a few months. I am thinking it could just be bad luck, but could use some advice.
     
  2. HotRodFreak
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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    If it is a 12V Chev, did you install a resister before the coil?
     
  3. bigs merc
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    It's in a 12 volt Ford(390 v8) and there is a resister installed.
     
  4. dalesnyder
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
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    Is it the ignition coil or the starter solenoid coil. ?
     
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