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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Today's project

Hard core tech... actually just an ignition coil replacement. I replaced the 21 year old factory installed coil with one from Accel.

Overall an easy job, took about an hour, with only about 15 minutes of actual work. The longest part was waiting for the paint to dry on the brackets. The old ones have to be reused. The brackets were riveted to the factory coil with aluminum rivets. I started to drill them out, but once I realized they were aluminum I just used a sharp chisel to knock the heads off. Then the brackets fell right off. I repainted the brackets with some black Rustoleum I had. The new coil came with some small nuts and bolts to attach it to the brackets and I used some thread lock on them to make sure they don't vibrate loose.

I haven't road tested it out yet, but did drive it around the yard. So far it does seem like the truck idles a bit smoother.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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I drove the truck into town today, definitely noticed an increase in performance. Probably mostly because the old coil was so old.
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