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Old 04-23-2018, 07:43 PM   #21
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Again, I didn't mean to hijack the thread.
But yet, you are Sorry I'm not always polite... but at least you both are named Randy. That helps.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:49 PM   #22
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But yet, you are Sorry I'm not always polite... but at least you both are named Randy. That helps.

Now that's funny Tinker.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:51 PM   #23
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Looks like were both working on a very similar issue.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:55 PM   #24
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Looks like were both working on a very similar issue.
Randy #1 is 6 volts, Randy #2 is 12 volts. So not really. Just start another thread. No harm, no foul.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:15 AM   #25
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I't doesn't matter the voltage your system is running on, 6 or 12. If you have too much voltage to the coil then you are overheating the coil and the coil is breaking down. The ignition will shut off just like you turned the ignition switch off. No other signs just shuts down instantly. You may need to place a ballast resistor in front of the coil to drop the voltage down. I'm leaning to this being the perpetrator.

Too much heat on the coil could cause coil damage eventually.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:39 AM   #26
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I have just replaced the coil. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...k_ql_qh_dp_hza
I believe it's a 3.0 ohm coil. What setting should I use on my meter to measure the ballister resistor ohm?
If it is a 3.0 ohm coil you don't use a ballast resistor. Your looking for a total of 3.0 ohms, 1.5 ohm coil + 1.5 ohm ballast resistor OR a 3.0 ohm coil.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:47 AM   #27
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If it is a 3.0 ohm coil you don't use a ballast resistor. Your looking for a total of 3.0 ohms, 1.5 ohm coil + 1.5 ohm ballast resistor OR a 3.0 ohm coil.
This is correct fellas.
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