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Old 05-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Talking installed the MSD coilpack last night

it only took us about 30 minutes to install, the toughest part was aligning the one bracket that is grounded on the lower right screw mount - seriously simple install, 4 screws and 7 clips (including the mgmt clip)

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other than that we had enough slack from doing the plugs/wires a few weeks ago to easily unclip/re-clip the wires and keeping them in order.

the car no longer hesitates or stutters - highly recommended part; bought from AM for $89

hopefully this will be a big help in the fuel economy department

we also dumped in a bottle of cataclean to get things all tidied up
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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Very nice, let me know how it runs, i'm getting my MSD coil pack next week.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #3
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Hate to tell you, but the only "improvement" you will see is that over how badly the car was performing with an old worn out pack. Basically you just brought the car back to factory conditions. Bright side is MSD does make decent long lasting parts, so that thing should last as long or a little longer than the factory coil did.
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Very nice, let me know how it runs, i'm getting my MSD coil pack next week.
so far very smooth, less hesitant to move and seems to be much more 'perky' LOL - going to really be tracking the next couple of fillups...

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Hate to tell you, but the only "improvement" you will see is that over how badly the car was performing with an old worn out pack. Basically you just brought the car back to factory conditions. Bright side is MSD does make decent long lasting parts, so that thing should last as long or a little longer than the factory coil did.
agreed, at 145k miles it was due to be replaced... now we have new plugs, wires, and coilpack
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Mine needs a new pack, I don't think it ever was changed since I originally bought the car, and I know the previous owner didn't take care of it. And like I tell everyone, if I am going to get a new part, i'm going to get the better one. I'm also hoping that the pack is the reason behind the miss once I near 4,000RPM.
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Mine needs a new pack, I don't think it ever was changed since I originally bought the car, and I know the previous owner didn't take care of it. And like I tell everyone, if I am going to get a new part, i'm going to get the better one. I'm also hoping that the pack is the reason behind the miss once I near 4,000RPM.
yup that sounds like our car - sometimes the pack doesn't completely 'fail' it just wears to the point that you're getting weak performance, not really a miss, but not as hot a spark as you should get...
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Humph.. Yeah, like I said, I hope it's just the pack. I was embarrassed when I lost a race against a damn dodge stealth because of that miss. ANYWAY!
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300,000 and no new coil pack. Plenty of other new parts. May be if we hit the million marker one of us will get a new Mustang.LOL Toyota did it.
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is this a mod to increase MPG or it th elittle harness thing near the MAP sensor?
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