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Pertronix 40kV Flamethrower Ignition Coil, Chrome, 3 Ohm, Oil Filled

Pertronix 40kV Flamethrower Ignition Coil, Chrome, 3 Ohm, Oil Filled


 
Pertronix 40kV Flamethrower Ignition Coil, Chrome, 3 Ohm, Oil Filled fits in the stock distributor clamp, and is compatible with points or all poins replacement devices, with it's 3 Ohm Impedance. Proper coil impedance ensures no burned points or modules!

While it's the perfect coil to go with the PerTronix Ignitor breakerless ignition, the addition of this 40,000 volt Flame-Thrower canister coil can benefit virtually any distributor type inductive ignition system.

Its higher voltage allows larger spark plug gaps or firing through plug fouling.

This coil is internally resisted just like the stock blue coil so it is compatible with everything. You can use this with CDI ignition systems, though those systems run best with 0 Ohm Resisted Coils.

This coil is oil filled, which provides great heat control. High vibration applications (Off Road) should use our Epoxy Filled version of this coil.

A 3 Ohm Coil Impedence is compatible with points, and points replacement devices, in 12V electrical systems. We recommend you check your existing coil, so first make sure you have 12V going to the terminal 15 on the coil (Terminal 15 is positive, terminal 1 is negative (think of 1 sideways being negative). If you do, then pull the wire out of the center of the distributor with a rubber handled pair of pliers, and hold it about 1/4" from the metal clips that holds the distributor cap on. Have someone crank over the engine, and there should be a nice blue spark that goes from the end of the wire you pulled out of the center of the cap to the metal clip. It should look and sound strong, and should be easy to see, even in daylight. If it looks thin and weak (yellow is weak, blue is strong), then the coil windings may be giving out.

Another test for your coil is to use an Ohmmeter and with all the wires taken off the terminals of the coil attach the positive and negative, red and black, wires of the meter to first the small terminals (Positive and Negative) that are printed or stamped on the coil. You should have a reading of at least 3-4.5 ohms, which is the resistance reading inside the coil. A bad coil will show a higher reading than 3-4.5, you want less resistance.

Next, place the red or black lead from the meter to the center of the coil (secondary post), and to either one of the terminals, again 1 or 15 on the coil. You want 9500-10000 Ohms, sometimes you'll see less, but you don't want to see something like 11,000. Or if you have no reading in either case, the coil is trash and in need of replacement.

Price: $49.95

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Overview
 
Pertronix 40kV Flamethrower Ignition Coil, Chrome, 3 Ohm, Oil Filled fits in the stock distributor clamp for easy mounting, and is compatible with points or all points replacement devices (Compufire, Pertronix, Unilite, Crane,etc), with it's 3 Ohm Impedance. Proper coil impedance ensures no burned points or modules!

While it's the perfect coil to go with the PerTronix Ignitor breakerless ignition, the addition of this 40,000 volt Flame-Thrower canister coil can benefit virtually any distributor type inductive ignition system.

Its higher voltage allows larger spark plug gaps or firing through plug fouling. However, we ALWAYS recommend stock plug gaps, even with monster ignition system power.

This coil is internally resisted just like the stock blue coil so it is compatible with everything. You can use this with CDI ignition systems, though those systems run best with 0 Ohm Resisted Coils.

This coil is oil filled, which provides great heat control. High vibration applications (Off Road) should use our Epoxy Filled version of this coil.

Item Features
The things you have to choose from when selecting your ignition coil are as follows.
  • Proper Primary Resistance (Impedance). This ensures compatability with your points or triggering device. Unless it's a CDI you need 3 ohms of Primary Coil Resistance.
  • Shape. You want the coil to mount properly. Having one that doesn't fit your stock distributor clamp is something you want to know before you have to mount it!
  • Plug wire compatability. Works with your coil wire!
  • Oil Filled or Epoxy Filled? Basically, Epoxy Filled Coils are better in high vibration environments, like off road use. Oil Filled is better for on road use.
  • Finish. Black or Chrome? You sometimes have options for Coil Finish.
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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Pertronix coil April 9, 2020
Reviewer: David Gilchrist from Orem, UT United States  
After installing the Pertronix 2 ignition distributor (using suppressor wires as suggested) on two air-cooled engines in the same 30 day period, the owners experienced the same symptom issues with the engines randomly cutting out and back firing with the engine warmed up and cruising in the upper gears. One engine had an older blue coil and the other had a newer Dinamex stock coil. These engines seemed to run without these problems when using conventional points. but since the points required frequent adjustment, the change to the Pertronix had been made to improve reliablity. Once the coils were replaced with the 3 Ohm Flamethorwer coil, the issues disappeared, and the engine response improved as well! Now I always include a 3 Ohm Flamethrower coil when upgrading to a Pertronix ignition.

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