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Electronic Ignition

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Hi has anyone fitted electronic ignition to there van. Mine is 1988 1.9, has anyone any advice? Is it worth it. My van runs fineon points, just thinking ahead a little, for when a replacement is required.

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Re: Electronic Ignition

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your engine already has electronic ignition

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Maybe its been changed to a points dizzy? I have seen one before
If it has best change it back to electronic, you will need an origional dg dizzy or you can buy new , an ignition module (origional may still be screwed to the body) and the cable with connectors
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When I had a 'prototype' I changed points for electronic ignition, just a cheap one off ebay c.£30. Started and ticked over so much better, did in-laws van as well with same result. No-brainer. Bri

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Re: Electronic Ignition

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Yeh I've deffinately got points fitted! Wouldn't have asked the question otherwise.

Seen them on ebay. Think I'll hive it a whirl. Thanks all

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If its a 009 distributor on there (could well be if it has points), removing it and fitting the right dizzy will transform it.
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Re: Electronic Ignition

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Thanks

Do they need much setting up?
Is it worth buying new leads/plugs or will the old ones do for now?

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Easier than points, no dwell/gap to set, just the timing. I miss doing timing, it used to be quite satisfying twiddling the dizzy to line the marks up.

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