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Old 12-12-2005, 06:23 PM   #11
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kjempen - Did you ever check the resistance of the ignition coils?

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we are waiting to hear from the member in Norway on changing to the hotter champion plug to see if it works for him like it did for me.
Check out the spark plug thread.
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Looks like I'm gonna have to settle for a brand new unit. I cannot find a used type 2 ignition system at the yards, and this starting issue is driving me crazy.
New units, aftermarket, are they any good? They are like 1/2 the price GM offers!!!! Gm wanted 400 bucks for a new unit!! thats not including the coils!
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did you try Ebay, My local yards usually have two or three on hand @ $30 ea.
I think the stock Delco system works the best even if its used.
Check with Jr's3800. He tried the aftermarket and I think had to remove it.
Also check out the "spark plug" thread.
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Tim - I can't seem to get kjempen to check his coils can you give it a try? My 89 Bonneville was giving me the same trouble as your car. One of these days when it'* really really cold your car will probably refuse to start. It only takes a couple of minutes to check the secondary side of the coils. Just pull a pair of spark plug wires off one of the three coils & check the resistance of that coil. Put the wires back on & repeat on the other coils. All three readings should be very close.
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I think kjempen said its starting like a Champ now (no pun intended).
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did you try Ebay, My local yards usually have two or three on hand @ $30 ea.
I think the stock Delco system works the best even if its used.
Check with Jr's3800. He tried the aftermarket and I think had to remove it.
Also check out the "spark plug" thread.
Yeah the first Delco Type 2 module I had dies a misrable death.... I had to remove it and go back to the Magnavox for a while... The last time I made the run to Daytona I went to the you pull it and grabbed another unit.... I have yet to have any further trouble

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thats why In my opinion a used Delco unit is better than a new aftermarket.
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thats why In my opinion a used Delco unit is better than a new aftermarket.
I feel that the Used Delco Unit is far superior to the aftermarket unit... Like wells for example... They are junk

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ditto on that.
Auto Zone gave me a free Wells crank sensor along with a free water pump.
We'll see how long it lasts........LOL
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