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What are the benefits of direct ignition (coil on plug) system?

Coil on plug has several advantages over conventional distributor type systems: 1) Less voltage loss from the coil to the plug. With fewer connections and the elimination of the distributor rotor to ...
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Can I put a coil-on-plug system in any car?

You CAN. The question is how much time and effort you want to invest. In your mustang, you have either points, or an electronic pickup (Hall Effect Ignition or HEI) that utilizes a single coil ...
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Coil On Plug, Testing The Primary Coil

Check out the General Technologies TA500. This tool is quite inexpensive (for its incredible capabilities) and very flexible. Perhaps not for the DIY set, but there's no probing involved and it ...
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How difficult would it be to swap out my regular spark plug with a Coil on plug or coil near plug?

It would be lots and lots and lots of work. Did I mention lots. The car has nothing electronic at all. It has a carburetor and points and breaker distributor. There is effectively no starting point ...
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How do I remove all this silicone on my used vehicle?

So, it's hard to tell with the silicon covering everything, but it looks like the silicon was put there to hold the connector on, because the plastic clip that holds the connector on broken off of the ...
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How do I remove all this silicone on my used vehicle?

I think your best bet is to use a sharp razor blade and split the silicone where the connector joins onto the coil. Once you've got them separate, you should be able to peel the rest of it off of the ...
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Can I put a coil-on-plug system in any car?

The biggest conceptual difference between a conventional coil-distributor-spark-plug ignition system and a system like coil-on-plug is the management of the spark and spark timing. A coil-on-plug ...
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Do these coil on plug waveforms suggest I have a bad engine controller?

Waste Spark systems would have 2 cylinders giving trouble if it's anything upstream of the coil, as the one coil does both cylinders. Did you swap the dropper tubes and lead over too? Sounds like a ...
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Can ignition coil over plug fail intermittently?

Yes. Swap coil 2 out with coil 4 to verify the coil is faulty. Test drive until code P0354 comes in. Replace the faulty coil.
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Engine grease fell into combustion chamber

The only real way to get the debris out without it causing any damage at all would be to remove the cyl head. Its the extreme way but the only definite way to know that the bore, rings & valves ...
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Can I put a coil-on-plug system in any car?

Every petrol/gasoline engine have a coil. It only might be located in different places and working on different voltages. Some have 1 single coil for all cylinders, some have individual coils - 1 for ...
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