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Re: Petronix Q



> does the petronix ignitor (pointless ignition) system just bolt straight into
> the stock distributor?  and is it compatible with the stock f.i.?
> 
> if the answers to the above are yes and yes, can i have the timing set with
> the stock points in it and then install the petronix right after that?  or is
> that a bit irish, and i should just have the timing set with the petronix in
> place?  (i was thinking that whoever was going to be setting the timing might
> not be familiar with the petronix)

It replaces the stock system, but installing it causes you to lose 
the original timing, so the engine must be retimed after 
installation.  The FI has no connection with the ignition system, so 
you can install any ignition system you like and the FI will not 
mind.

I remain adamant, however, that I do not believe that any ignition 
system will give you any measurable increase in power or economy over 
a properly working stock system as long as the timing of the two 
systems is the same.

There is usually an improvement in reliability, however, and the 
solid state systems are much more stable (don't need periodic 
adjustments) than the stock system.  OTOH, the solid state systems
do suffer from occasional failures.  There just doesn't seem to be 
any free lunch here either.

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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