View Single Post
Old 09-16-2019, 04:58 PM   #68 (permalink)
redpoint5
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,375

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 27.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,250
Thanked 3,572 Times in 2,670 Posts
I'm probably misusing the term and confused myself. Either way, ignition requires a coil to boost 12v to the thousands required to spark across a gap.

Perhaps electronic ignition uses coil packs triggered by the electrical signal, and an ignition coil is triggered by the distributor.

I've found ignition problems to be somewhat simple to diagnose since the parts are relatively few and easily accessible, and the troubleshooting seems to be mostly straightforward. I have also found ignition problems to be more likely than air/fuel or compression problems.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redpoint5 For This Useful Post:
Xist (09-16-2019)