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Old 04-29-2007, 06:47 AM
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1990 dodge ram d150 v6 3.9l accel coil question

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I just bought a universal super stock accel coil for my truck. but the question i have is can i replace this coil with the original and not have any problems like the points or rotor and cap going bad. I am planning on adding some new 8mm wires and a new brass cap and rotor and plugs down the line . or does this need to be done first. and what type of plugs would be the best suited. As i just dont want to reck anything in the ignition system. Thanks for any help.

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First... you don't have points.

Second... that coil doesn't make much more power than the stock Bosch, so you won't hurt anything.

Do the tune-up!!! Stock copper-core Champions run the best in modern Dodges. Don't let the parts guy try to sell you platinum-crap plugs for it... they will foul in a week.
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I thought i did have points cause it has the oil filled canister coil. and the coil is round not the square type. what type of ignition is this ? thanks again
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would i be alright by putting in new accel 8mm wires, and for the plugs should i get v-groove or anything like that or just the plain single spark stock plugs?thanks again,
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also should i gap the plugs an extra .005 or not? thanks as i am new at this and i would like to increase the spark as safely as possible and get a little better mpg , great and very informative board here. thanks again
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accel products are garbage.Anything stock is better.Do a search on accel,you'll read other peoples' opinions.
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thanks,
I believe ya , as that would be about my luck. oh well , guess something else to throw out. what should i get for my 1990 dodge ram v6 3.9l to make it more fuel efficient and a little extra kick. besides doing a tune up?
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Doc here,

Better breathing, Mild cam, Performance Ignition system, Headers and low flow exhaust system, are all cheap easy upgrades..

Good maintenance is key also.

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