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volvoluvin
02-04-2008, 12:49 AM
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CAPT_BLOTTO
02-04-2008, 12:55 AM
nice, very nice.

Geoff240Ti
02-04-2008, 12:57 AM
I've heard bad things about the new optima batteries, but that definitely didn't stop me from buying another one recently. I've got an old redtop that has been around for 5+ years, it jumps from car to car.. has ran a car with no alternator for awhile etc. Unable to kill it at all!

Nice MSD goodies too!

2fast242gt
02-04-2008, 12:59 AM
i have all of those same products they all work good, but that coil is pointless without msd.

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
02-04-2008, 01:00 AM
I've got a yellow top sitting in my garage. can't wait to start bumpin tunes off of it.

volvoluvin
02-04-2008, 01:01 AM
i have all of those same products they all work good, but that coil is pointless without msd.

Pointless to have a quality coil? That's sure makes sense...

Fake-R
02-04-2008, 01:02 AM
I've got a yellow top sitting in my garage. can't wait to start bumpin tunes off of it.

I've got one in the 245. Awesome battery.

Lucky the Smiling Pirate
02-04-2008, 01:06 AM
awesome to hear yet more support of that battery's awesomeness:)

HonestJhon
02-04-2008, 01:20 AM
coil should be mounted with the top facing the sky.
congratulations though. good stuff.

volvoluvin
02-04-2008, 01:52 AM
coil should be mounted with the top facing the sky.
congratulations though. good stuff.

Reason?

A-Rode
02-04-2008, 01:53 AM
is there any noticable differance using the new coil over the stock one? i have some autozone giftcards, and i though about replacing the coil in my 244

Jimo760
02-04-2008, 01:55 AM
Reason?

+1 ive yet to see a coil mounted like that..

volvoluvin
02-04-2008, 01:57 AM
is there any noticable differance using the new coil over the stock one? i have some autozone giftcards, and i though about replacing the coil in my 244


Not that I can tell, other than knowning I have a new, date origin known, and quality product for a coil.

Better place to be than where I was before...good bosch coil, unknown age, unknown quality...

Plus the read is purrdy

kyote
02-04-2008, 02:01 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2407/2240473987_e8cc1b085f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/buggabean/2240473987/)
T bolts on the ic piping and a ziptie on the BOV- very turbobricks!

volvoluvin
02-04-2008, 02:10 AM
gah...I know...I keep forgetting about it...it works, so I guess until it fails...I won't remember to put on a proper clamp...

F1reBird
02-04-2008, 02:26 AM
is there any noticable differance using the new coil over the stock one? i have some autozone giftcards, and i though about replacing the coil in my 244

when i installed my MSD i noticed a diff.. i got found it at the pick n pull for 4 bucks( taken off a Z)

anyways, i noticed the engine was smoother ( idle, rev, WOT).

BUT i didn't really notice a difference until i drove it for about week, then swapped the stock one back on (during diagnostics).


the stock one is teh suckthorz after msd

dl242gt
02-04-2008, 02:31 AM
Reason?

Those types of MSD coils are oil filled. The oil might not cover all of the windings if they are not mounted vertical. Check the MSD paperwork and their web site. They make coils that you can mount in any position.

Some Volvo original equipment coils are designed to be mounted in the horizontal position. Others are designed to be mounted vertically.

The stuff looks nice!

adrianpike
02-04-2008, 03:15 AM
i have all of those same products they all work good, but that coil is pointless without msd.

This is incorrect, I was able to run a much wider gap with my Blaster vs. the stock Bosch.

Those types of MSD coils are oil filled. The oil might not cover all of the windings if they are not mounted vertical. Check the MSD paperwork and their web site. They make coils that you can mount in any position.

This is correct.

HonestJhon
02-04-2008, 04:01 AM
yeah, what they said.

there is a blaster HD coil that can mount upside-down, diagonal, in space, and it will work just as good....
i had mine mounted in the stock location, until i realized that the thing is oil filled, unlike the stock one which is epoxy filled. promptly mounted vertically.
it should work like that, but probably isnt giving out full potential, or will burn out prematurely.

and zipties are the preferred clamp for bov's, and bov related items.

Crazychopstick
02-04-2008, 01:14 PM
I've heard bad things about the new optima batteries, but that definitely didn't stop me from buying another one recently.

What sort of things? Like product quality or environmental quality?

I've got a redtop as well. Had for about 2 years now, no complaints. And when my coil starts to go out you can bet I'll be investing in a blaster2 as well.

Thor
02-04-2008, 01:33 PM
Question, how often do you detail your engine bay? Cause that sure is pretty lookin. nice toys BTW :nod:

2fast242gt
02-04-2008, 01:36 PM
Pointless to have a quality coil? That's sure makes sense...

you dont understand i guess. but this coil will work just like stock, bt when its used with MSD is suspose to make much more powerful spark. i read about it somwhere to. i have on in my car. its works exactly like stock.

volvoluvin
02-04-2008, 02:48 PM
Sorry, I totally understand, all I was getting at is if you need to replace your stock coil, why not put the best possible part that you can? And one that will also allow for future expansion...That's what I was getting at...seemed silly to say "no point"..that's all.

2fast242gt
02-04-2008, 05:35 PM
only no point if you dont have the msd unit, and if your stock coil worked fine then it kinda was pointless.

dl242gt
02-04-2008, 06:00 PM
Yes, these are both pointless ignitions. :-P

The Aspirator
02-05-2008, 01:25 AM
:lol: Good one Dave.

Blingin' it up Phil! Looks hott as usual. Guess you didn't need the extra coil wire eh? I've got a redtop in my 242 and I love it to death. I'll never go back to regular batteries.

volvoluvin
02-05-2008, 01:30 AM
:lol: Good one Dave.

Blingin' it up Phil! Looks hott as usual. Guess you didn't need the extra coil wire eh? I've got a redtop in my 242 and I love it to death. I'll never go back to regular batteries.

I couldn't actually see any difference between the coil wire I had from you and the one I picked up "specific" for the Blaster...exactly the same by all acounts, so I didn't change it.

crandandall
02-05-2008, 01:39 AM
I just got an MSD coil because it was cheaper than the stock Bosch one.

500dollar744ti
02-05-2008, 01:43 AM
Yes, these are both pointless ignitions. :-P

oh geeez, simple humor at its best... i still laughed for some reason though. :rofl:

The Aspirator
02-05-2008, 09:29 AM
All coils seem to have a fatter boot connecting area than those on the distributor cap, but it's not so much that you can't use the same boots for everything. The terminals are the same (except on headmount 700/900 coils).