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#1 Avtovaz

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 05:06 PM

we have a 1981 998 mini van, its got a lucas dizzy in it, it has the blue points, what model is that please? I want to buy electronic ignition for it. Also which kit is good to buy? there is some on ebay for £35, look ok.

 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:47 PM

it will say on the side of it.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:01 PM

i know but the car isnt here



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:44 PM

Best to check as Nick has mentioned, but it would have left the Factory with a 54D4 in it.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:58 PM

something has gone wrong in the dizzy, it stopped running and there was a kidna smell from the points/condenser so im just going to order this and take it up there next time i go so we can move the car back on the trailer and get it back here...

 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:00 PM

Check the Coil too in that case.

 

No point fitting one of these (or anything else) if the Coil is Karput and in any case, you should check the resistance of the Coil for the electronic module as they all have a certain minimum resistance in the Coil that they'll work with.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:46 PM

right! ive never done that before! how to do that?

 

It was getting lekky ignition anyway, old stuff worked but my adavantage started so well with lekky stuff, it was suprising how good it was to me!

 

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:38 PM

right! ive never done that before! how to do that?

 

 

OK in this case, I'd highly recommend either buying a coil from the guys that are supplying the module or at least asking for their recommendation.

 

To test the Coil you'll need a Multimeter and set it on the Ohms range. Then Test across the + to the - side of the Coil, leave it on for at least 20 - 30 seconds as being a Coil, it will take a bit of time to 'charge' and let the reading settle down to something steady. As it is a low resistance you are measuring, best to also short the two test leads of the meter together and get a reading of what the test leads are, then subtract that from the figure you measure on the Coil as they'll add together wen tested.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:05 PM

right, sorry, van s back here now, it was a fuel problem not the spark.

 

Checked the coil, simple, took the earth off the points, put a wire to it, then held the  king lead near the block and scraped teh jumper wire along the block and i got a spark.

 

Its been that long since ive worked on minis iev forgot stupid little things like this. thanks for the help.






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