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Old 04-08-2006, 09:22 PM   #41
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I should re-phase since I know dwell isn't used for idle...
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Old 04-09-2006, 11:24 AM   #42
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Nice!!!

What did you use to control spark, your stock coil? Or the 1.6L coil with VB921?
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:37 PM   #43
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I'm not sure you should use my dwell since you're a 1.8....
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:35 PM   #44
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Nice!!!

What did you use to control spark, your stock coil? Or the 1.6L coil with VB921?
Stock coils. I wrote down what I had to change, its in the garage and I'm too intox to remember...
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:13 PM   #45
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Well a dwell of 4.5 is too long, it blows up coils...
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:14 PM   #46
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Ouch..

That kind of sucks...

Well... time for you to get some more VB921.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:35 AM   #47
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I ordered 4 more(w/ resistors), digikey was out... DIYautotune has them listed on the site, hopefully in stock...

I'm going COP, I never really had the interest, selective learning ya know...but for under 100 what the heck...
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:13 AM   #48
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really the 1.8 coils quit with 4.5ms of dwell. I knew they weren't the most robust
but the 1.6l coils handle that no problem. I'm also heading down the path of COP plug will probably still run waste spark.
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:19 PM   #49
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really the 1.8 coils quit with 4.5ms of dwell. I knew they weren't the most robust
but the 1.6l coils handle that no problem. I'm also heading down the path of COP plug will probably still run waste spark.
Yeah, one bank, then the other--almost made it out of the garage ...the coils were hot as a **** after.

I was also running 4ms of running dwell(& 4.5 of dwell), next time I'm starting w/ 2 ms.
Do you have any particular COP plans?
I'm still waiting for my VB921's to arrive, if your planning the same then order yours ASAP so your not waiting on $20.00 parts...
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Old 04-15-2006, 09:30 PM   #50
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Yeah, one bank, then the other--almost made it out of the garage ...the coils were hot as a **** after.

I was also running 4ms of running dwell(& 4.5 of dwell), next time I'm starting w/ 2 ms.
Do you have any particular COP plans?
I'm still waiting for my VB921's to arrive, if your planning the same then order yours ASAP so your not waiting on $20.00 parts...
THey will still blow up... LOL, ok ok I know it's not funny.

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Old 04-15-2006, 09:31 PM   #51
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really the 1.8 coils quit with 4.5ms of dwell. I knew they weren't the most robust
but the 1.6l coils handle that no problem. I'm also heading down the path of COP plug will probably still run waste spark.
I've got a set of R-1 coils and an AEM C2DI for sale if you are interested. The R1 coils are used, the C2DI is new.

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Old 04-18-2006, 11:40 PM   #52
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Thanks for the offer, My CBR coils finally arrived and Fit... just waiting on the VB921's, I want to try and blow up some more stuff first

Funny: Driving across the garage on two cylinders, giving it more throttle and thinking some how the other ignitor will reincarnate...Good thing the other ignitor blew before I actually made it out of the garage...It was alot easier to push back into its corner...
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:11 PM   #53
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CBR coils didn't work out...

So I spent another $125.00 some GM coils, same results..
car doesn't fire until you stop cranking... tried 6 or so different configs and couldn't figure it out.

Ordered a new stock coil pack today, didn't ask how much, really don't want to know...
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:52 PM   #54
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1.8 coils or 1.6 coils?
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:06 PM   #55
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I ordered 1.8 coils, I gotta get this car running, I'll run MS and Bipes for this year...Or go back to my PC and Bipes, I called FM for a link, 3 weeks out--she won't wait that long...
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:24 AM   #56
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Jefe, try getting some DSM coils and run those. They have great spark. You could also set dwell to 2ms and keep checking the coil temp. If it gets hot shut it down and try using the pull up. I'm ordering a v3 kit for my 99 I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:09 PM   #57
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I just bought some Neon coils (same as used in the Eclipses) for 10$ and I'm going to use the setup on the MSnS page with 2 VB921s. This sounds like the cheapest alternative to me, especially with the success of these coils on the MSEFI forums.
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so, if you could do it again... would you stick with the MS?
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:08 PM   #59
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so, if you could do it again... would you stick with the MS?
Other 'projects' keep coming up so I don't have the time...

P.S. MS has been sold.
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