The gap of the plugs can be opened in 0. During cranking or while the engine is running, very high voltage will be present and no test equipment should be connected. If everything checks positive, use the following procedure to test the ignition for spark. This tool allows you to check your complete ignition system while it is in the car as well as the operation of rpm limits, activated switches and shift lights. Wires should be routed away from sharp edges and engine heat sources. Remember to always use proper connections followed by soldering and seal the connections completely. Substitute another coil and repeat the test.
Ballast Resistor: If your vehicle has a ballast resistor in-line with the coil wiring, it is recommended to bypass it. You can take advantage of this when statically setting the timing when false triggering the box to troubleshoot. When you find a suitable location to mount the unit, make sure the wires of the ignition reach their connections. When activated, an rpm signal is sent to the tachometer. If spark is present, the ignition is working properly. The majority of stock ignition systems are inductive ignitions.
Every application is different and should be tested and tuned. Spark Plugs: Choosing the correct spark plug design and heat range is important when trying to get the best performance possible. AmericanMuscle also offers Free Freight Handling to locations with loading docks in the Continental 48 States. The following wiring diagrams illustrate numerous installations on different vehicles and applications. When a wire is specified to go to ground, it should be connected to the battery negative terminal, engine block or chassis. If you are installing it to a different engine you will have to program the Ignition. It is not recommended to mount the unit in an enclosed area such as the glove box.
Turn on power to the ignition without starting the engine. Inspect all of the wiring. Grounds: A poor ground connection can cause many frustrating problems. The dial on the left is for 1,000 rpm increments, on the right is for 100 rpm increments. The Ignition will deliver full voltage with a supply of 9 - 18 volts.
To deactivate the feature again, repeat the same process. Each time you pull the wire from ground, a spark should jump from the coil wire to ground. Magnetic Pickup: The Magnetic Pickup wires are in the 6-Pin connector. This output produces a 12 volt, square wave see page 2. Do not crank the engine. Page 5 outlines setting the cylinder select. The high speed controller can make extremely quick compensations to the output voltage, multiple spark series, timing and rpm limits while maintaining precise timing and accurate rev limiting.
If the tach still does not operate, you will need a Tach Adapter. Note: Diodes are used to allow voltage to flow only one way. At higher rpm, since there is less time to charge the coil to full capacity, the voltage falls short of reaching maximum energy which results in a loss of power or top end miss. A special rev limit must be selected when connecting to the Power Grid. For example, in a Chevy V8, the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The Soft Touch produces a load-free rev limit that is within 1% of the selected rpm. To confirm the process has worked, cycle turn the key On.
If there is no spark skip to step 6. Setting both rotary dials to '1' will activate a special function explained below. It is best if they are routed along a ground plane such as the block or firewall which creates an electrical shield. The magnetic pickup wires should always be routed separately and should be twisted together to help reduce extraneous interference. If you are not running an alternator this is an imperative check. . Tap the White wire to ground several times.
Inspect the spark plugs and complete fuel system. For more information on recommended coils, check with our Customer Service Department at 915 855-7123. When disconnecting the battery always remove the Negative cable first and install it last. If there is no spark: A. The Mag positive + wire is Violet, the Mag Negative - is Green. Release the wire from ground before ten seconds have passed. Experience at the races has shown that if your engine is experiencing a miss or hesitation at higher rpm, it is usually not directly ignition.
Turn the ignition to the On position. If spark is present, the ignition is working properly. If triggering with the Magnetic Pickup: 1. When the key is in the On position not cranking or running , an rpm signal is sent to the tachometer to verify the unit's rev limit setting. Routing: Correct routing of the plug wires is also important to performance. When the Yellow and a Black wire are connected the ignition is turned Off. To lengthen the wires, use one size bigger gauge wire 12 gauge for the power leads and 16 gauge for the other wires with the proper connections.
This label must be installed in an underhood location that is readily visible. The following Figures show common wiring schematics. The 5 and 7 cylinders are next to each other in the engine and in the firing order. I decided to go right in and buy it and have grown quite fond of the color over the year. The holes should be placed between the terminals, at rotor height and face away from the intake. The tachometer should sweep to the rpm limit set on the ignition. In an inductive ignition, the coil must store and step up the voltage to maximum strength in between each firing.