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Old 24 Oct 2006, 11:52 pm
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Default Aftermarket Ignition Coil?

Any thoughts on replacement ignition coils (non-honda)?

Salesman here says that there's not much of a difference, because it's
"just a coil" of wire. Any truth to this?

TIA

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Old 25 Oct 2006, 12:34 am
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Default Re: Aftermarket Ignition Coil?

bug67ph@gmail.com wrote:
> Any thoughts on replacement ignition coils (non-honda)?
>
> Salesman here says that there's not much of a difference, because it's
> "just a coil" of wire. Any truth to this?
>
> TIA
>

it's a quality issue. honda coils that are integrated into the
distributor or are positioned over the spark plugs are "potted". the
quality of that potting compound and its density [no air bubbles] is
definitely a function of who manufactured it and therefore has an
influence on how long it's going to last. what do you save on
aftermarket, and is it worth the [lack of] peace of mind?
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Old 25 Oct 2006, 06:43 am
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bug67ph@gmail.com wrote in news:1161751967.505119.56460
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> Any thoughts on replacement ignition coils (non-honda)?
>
> Salesman here says that there's not much of a difference, because it's
> "just a coil" of wire. Any truth to this?
>




Sure it's "just" a coil of wire, and a steak is "just" a piece of meat.
They're all the same, right?

It certainly matters who made the coil. Go with jim beam's advice.




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Old 25 Oct 2006, 11:13 am
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Point well made. Thanks.

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Old 25 Oct 2006, 12:22 pm
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Thanks to everyone who replied.

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Old 26 Oct 2006, 03:19 pm
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bug67ph@gmail.com wrote:
> Any thoughts on replacement ignition coils (non-honda)?
>
> Salesman here says that there's not much of a difference, because it's
> "just a coil" of wire. Any truth to this?
>
> TIA
>


It isn't "just a wire". In fact, even a wire isn't just a wire.
Insulation, metallurgy and care of assembly all matter.

I would be comfortable with a well respected aftermarket brand name like
Denso, but wouldn't use just any old white box mystery part.

John
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