Do new coil points need to be prepped?

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Do new coil points need to be prepped?

Post by DHort » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:44 pm

When I receive new points from a vendor do they need to be cleaned in any way or prepped in any way before they are installed?


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Re: Do new coil points need to be prepped?

Post by jab35 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 am

I always clean the contacts with alcohol or carb cleaner, something that was recommended here on the forum a number of years ago. jb


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Re: Do new coil points need to be prepped?

Post by Allan » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:26 am

I soak them in lacquer thinners to remove any preservative/lubricant from them, paying particular attention to the points and the cushion spring. The cushion spring action needs checking, and the rivet attended to to set the spring. Then they are good to go. Make sure the points are correctly aligned once they are installed.

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Re: Do new coil points need to be prepped?

Post by Adam » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:43 am

Ask the vendor and then post their answer here.

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