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Old 07-29-2006, 10:39 PM
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i just installed an MSD blaster 2 coil and MSD wires on an 86 dodge W-250 4x4 with a 5.9L (360) engine. i was just wondering why the coil was heating up to the point where you almost cant touch it. is that normal? or did i cross wires somewhere? it starts up and runs fine the coil just gets hot. plus i installed a new ballast resistor. thanks for the help in advance guys....

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Old 07-30-2006, 01:51 AM
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anybody? ????
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:23 PM
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They do heat quite much. Every one I've had does.
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:42 PM
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ok cool. i've never really felt a coil after a cars been running so i dont know. one other thing... i left off the radio noise capacitor.... what effects will that have?
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:22 PM
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i left off the radio noise capacitor.... what effects will that have?
More radio noise AKA buzzing, and not much else.
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:59 PM
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ok cool... thanks
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:12 PM
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i just installed an MSD blaster 2 coil and MSD wires on an 86 dodge W-250 4x4 with a 5.9L (360) engine. i was just wondering why the coil was heating up to the point where you almost cant touch it. is that normal? or did i cross wires somewhere? it starts up and runs fine the coil just gets hot. plus i installed a new ballast resistor. thanks for the help in advance guys....

Hot enough that you almost can't touch it...?????? How hot is that? 135*?
That is not hot.

Underhood temps run above 200* in many cars. Upwards of 240* idling in city traffic.

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Old 07-30-2006, 09:49 PM
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well... the stock coil didnt get near as hot as this MSD is getting
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well... the stock coil didnt get near as hot as this MSD is getting

No problem... I know you are running it for a while with the hood up, but if you can touch it, it isn't too hot. They are designed for extreme use.

If you had an MSD-6 box on it (sparking about 8 times each cylinder instead of one),,,,, then it would really be hot..... yehaw.


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Old 07-30-2006, 11:02 PM
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ok cool.... thanks man. i was just making sure it wasnt shorted out or something. thanks for the help!
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Doc here,

The Coil will run warm..Consider it is sinking about 20 to 40 amps to ground each time the trigger pulse goes low..

You MIGHT want to check to see if a Ballast resistor is required on the primary of the MSD coil for your application. If it is, and you don't have one, the coil will die a premature death...

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Old 07-31-2006, 06:34 AM
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yeah. it does require a resistor, and MSD gave me a new one so i replaced the old one with the new one just to be safe. Thanks Doc
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