1. How much power will I gain?
Gains will vary depending on the application and the previous ignition system. Gains up to 12% on the dyno have been reported. In many applications where no gain was seen on the dyno, improvements in track performance were reported.
2. Do you have a unit for my vehicle/engine?
We have systems for most vehicles with spark-ignited engines, but keep in mind that these systems may not be legal for use on the street.
3. How hard is it to install and how long will it take?
This depends on the application and whether a trigger wheel needs to be installed. Installations can range from relatively simple to quite involved, depending on your application. Contact a dealer or Electromotive for information specific to your application.
4. Is it Multi-Port or Throttle Body fuel injection?
Either fueling type is available.
5. Will I get better fuel economy?
Yes, if the vehicle is calibrated correctly.
6. How much spark voltage/energy does it have?
Up to 70,000 volts and energy of 120mJ (milliJoules).
7. How does it eliminate the distributor?
It has multi-coils that allow each spark plug to be fired directly from the coil towers instead of through a mechanical distributor, and a crank trigger wheel and sensor trigger the ignition system.
8. Will the waste spark damage my engine?
No, the coil fires a plug on the compression stroke and a plug on the exhaust stroke. This fired on the exhaust is called waste spark and has no effect at all on the engine.
9. Is this system reliable and is help available?
Electromotive has been building ignition and engine management systems for over 30 years, and many are still in use. We pride ourselves on our ability to build race-grade products with OE-grade reliability. We also have support available through our many VARs and AITs as well as Electromotive direct.
10. Why is it better than brand X?
Electromotive builds the best ignition system you can buy at any cost. As an integral part of all of our systems, the ignition system will guarantee optimal engine performance, longevity and reliability.
11. How does it compare to a CD Ignition (Capacitive Discharge)?
According to the BOSCH automotive handbook 3rd edition…
Page 460… “The major advantage of the CDI is that it generally remains impervious to electrical shunts in the high-voltage ignition circuit, especially those due to spark-plug contamination. For many applications, the spark duration of 0.1 … 0.3 ms is too brief to ensure that the air-fuel mixture will ignite reliably. Thus CDI is only designed for specific types of engines, and today its use is restricted to a few applications only, as transistorized ignition systems have virtually the same performance. CDI is not suited for aftermarket installations.”