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Problem with cheap Ford BA Ignition Coils

 

Ba Ignition Coils

During the week I got this unsolicited question from a fellow having a problem BA ignition coils. Wont show his name because its not relevant. This is just for your information. My reply is  at the end of the post.

“My car used to misfire sometimes when cold, this got worse and worse until it was idling rough, and the whole motor misfiring and shaking while driving. I purchased a cheap set of BA ignition coils off ebay (88 bucks) and replaced them. I had a few thousand K’s of perfect idling and acceleration, until suddenly at a set of red lights, like a switch going off, the car just started idling rough again. It is now half as bad as it was before I got the new packs. I contacted the seller who sent me 2 replacement coil packs (his price now dropped from 88 to 59) and they are a different brand/manufacturer than the ones he first sent! I replaced 2 at a time, until I thought I had found the faulty, only to find the only reason it was running smooth was because the engine was so warm from all the trial and error. The next day, it was back to idling rough and misfiring. The ones at (removed but well known retail outlet) were 160, and I thought I was being smart buying cheapies. Will these help?

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Here is my reply

Hi
I would imagine the coils you have aren’t strong enough for the job. The misfire in the dedicated gas is usually caused by spark blowout. That can clear as the engine warms up.The cheaper coil and the Genuine Ford coil would be running at around 20,000 volts and proven to be a pain as far as gas converted or in your gas dedicated. I could go on for hours about your problem with BA igniton coils in gas powered cars. Suffice to say you need a stronger coil and you also have to make sure that certain things in your car are good enough to run them. Being a mark 11 you might have to follow my instructions just to be on the safe side. The problem with the back coil is and this is only a guess because I’ve had the problem; sometimes a piece of rubber boot can break off because someone ( me in this case) was a bit heavy handed removing it because it is at an angle when you try to lift the coil. Have a look down the hole, you might need a mirror and you can see.
I hope this is a bit of a help. We have had a lot of success with gas converted and dedicated gas. One of our happiest customers is a taxi operator that couldn’t get any joy until he tried our coils.
I know that sounds like a bit of sales talk but if you read our add you can see we are happy for you to try the coils. If your not satisfied send them back. 99% sure you wont send them back.
Regards
Milton Reid
Happy to help if you need to know any more.” End of quote.

As we said we are always happy here at Autotrad to help.

Keep it straight (or not)

Milton

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Ford Falcon BA BF engine miss solution.

BA Falcon Engine Miss

BA Falcon engine missI had this interaction with one of my customers. I though you might be interested and emails between us are included below. It started by the customer asking me if I thought these coils would help fix BA Falcon engine miss. These were coils I had received from my manufacturer that were not quite up to the performance I had enviseged and were down slightly on power. I was dissapointed at the time because I was trying to update our coils and something went wrong in the translation

So I though I at least out to try them out so I put a set in my own car that is just a garden variety Fairlane Ghia so no modifications and headed of to Surfers. To say the least I was surprised at how they suited the car, but that’s another story I’ll tell later.

I don’t run our performance  BA ignition coil in the Fairlane it’s not designed for it. Our Drifteer coil is designed for the XR6. 

I put a listing on ebay and  danmcourt from New Zealand bought a set. Quite a few emails back and forth and I have his permission to use them.

 It starts by him asking me if our ignition coils will make a difference.

From:autotrad179
To:danmccort
Subject:Re: autotrad179 sent a message about Ford Falcon BA BF and Territory set of six ignition coils #201056861976
Sent Date:26-May-14 15:26:25 AEST
Dear danmccort,

If your swapping out genuine Ford coils I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised. Cheeres
Milton

-autotrad179

From:danmccort
To:autotrad179
Subject:Re: autotrad179 sent a message about Ford Falcon BA BF and Territory set of six ignition coils #201056861976
Sent Date:26-May-14 15:54:16 AEST
Dear autotrad179,

I sure am. Under load it misses badly but runs fine at idle and low
throttle.
Just when you give it a boot full it struggles. Such a slug to
drive.

Changed the plugs and made no difference….so has to be coils
surely.

Can’t wait…Cheers! 🙂

-danmccort

I heard nothing more and as I sometimes do and this customere is in NZ I sent a follow up email.

From: eBay Member: autotrad179 [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, 10 June
2014 3:15 p.m.
To:
Subject: Re: autotrad179 sent a message about Ford
Falcon BA BF and Territory set of six ignition coils
#201056861976
  
                       
Dear danmccort,

Hi Dan
I
remeber you were having some trouble and am wondering if the
coils did the
trick
Regards
Milton

-autotrad179

He Replied

 

Dear autotrad179,

Hi Milton,
  
Coils just arrived today
thanks.
  
Will fit them after work and let you know. J
  
Cheers,
Dan

From:danmccort
To:autotrad179
Subject:RE: autotrad179 sent a message about Ford Falcon BA BF and Territory set of six ignition coils #201056861976
Sent Date:10-Jun-14 15:46:44 AEST

 
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Dear
danmccort,

Thats great Dan I thought you would have had them by now.
Ok
let me

know.
Cheeres
Milton

-autotrad179

This is what he said in reply

From:danmccort
To:autotrad179
Subject:RE: autotrad179 sent a message about Ford Falcon BA BF and Territory set of six ignition coils #201056861976
Sent Date:10-Jun-14 15:46:44 AEST

 

Dear autotrad179,

Gudday Milton,
  
I can confirm the coils were the
problem.
The difference in performance is like night and day! It’s never
gone this well.
Have to be careful in the wet now. J
Amazing
difference…thanks for a bloody great product.
  
I will place feedback on
ebay.

Cheers, Dan. J
Dear danmccort,

Fantastic Dan
Thats exactly what I thought when I first put them in my
car. Like I said in the add, they were a mistake so its a bit hard to say
what the difference is.
Regards
Milton

-autotrad179

Hi Milton,
  
Well that was one fortuitous mistake that works very well mate. J
  
I put what I could into the feedback, but it’s limited to how much I could enter. It’s all positive though.
If you have anyone who wants an independent testimony, just get them to email me. 
I’m happy to endorse a product that works and especially being relatively local (compared to China or the States etc.), I’m more than willing to.
  
Thanks once again and I will definitely keep you first in mind for future purchases. J
  
Cheers,Dan.
Now when you in business, you can talk about the money you make and the sales, but those feelings don’t compare to the satisfaction of a customer with a problem solved.

Until next time. 

Keep it straight!  

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