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campinator

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Pertronix Electronic Ignition
« on: October 01, 2012, 07:41:55 PM »
So... on my way back from W@W I got stuck on RT17, figured out pretty quickly that I had an issue with the breaker points.  Re-adjusted and drove home, she ran a little on the hot side but I made it.

At home I figured this is a good time for an upgrade and ordered the Pertronix Ignitor kit for my car. Installed it (and actually read and followed the instructions for a change...), and ... nothing.  Cranked, but no spark.  Checked everything, (yes, I paid attention to + and - and I have the blue Bosch coil...) tried again ... nothing.  Put the points back in, adjusted, fired right up.  WTF???  Put the Pertronix back in, ... nothing... back to points, runs fine.

Then I called Pertronix and they told me that their kit doesn't "work so well" with the electronic fuel injection and that I'd be better off with points.  At least they're honest, but does that make sense?  I know that quite a few people out there drive the Pertronix ignotion with no problem.  Any input?  Stick with points?  Did I get a faulty unit?
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pertronix
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 05:06:48 PM »
The pertronix has nothing to do with Fuel Injection; It was a faulty unit, for sure.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 09:01:47 PM »
I agree with Jon, the pertronix and the Fuel Injection are two different systems.  Now, the fuel injection does get a signal from the coil for RPM reference. Perhaps that might be a problem.  But I know a few people with fuel injected buses and Vanagons run Pertronix without issue.
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