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Has anyone installed a MSD Blaster Coil on a 97+ Prelude? Can anyone please help me out? I just changed my plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. I also bought an MSD SCI ignition with a Blaster Coil. The SCI seems pretty straight forward, but how do you hook up the blaster coil. The stock external coil has a wire harness with 3 wires connected. Two thick wires(yellow wire, black wire) and one thin wire(white wire). Which wire do I splice and what are they for? Much help appreciated, thanks...
 

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Hey astro....make sure that you mount your blaster coil in an upright position. I heard it was oil based and can't be mounted sideways/angled..etc...or else it may fail and burn out.
 

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don't mount the coil in the location where the stock coil used to, it will overheat the blaster coil. I burnt 2 of them. I've changed to SS coil now, i mounted it to the side of the battery, much better and cooler now. ;D
 

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What kind of mods do you have to warrent an MSD Blaster Coil? Just wondering.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by typeshlude:
Hey astro....make sure that you mount your blaster coil in an upright position. I heard it was oil based and can't be mounted sideways/angled..etc...or else it may fail and burn out. </font>
Listen to this guy. I have seen what happens when a shop full installs an oil based coil sideways.

I'll put it this way, the poor guy had to pull over to the side of the road and throw DIRT onto the engine to put the fire out.

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Very important to mount it upright, unless you are using the High Vibration coil. That is the only coil of that design that can be mounted sideways. You can mount it in the same spot as the stock coil. I have had mine there for about 15K miles with zero problems. Just make sure that it is upright, to prevent destroying the coil or possibly cathcing your car on fire.
 

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Is this a good mod if you haven't done anything crazy to your car? (Air intake, headers, pulleys, exhaust..) What is the benefits?
 

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So what kind of ignition should I get if I want a new coil, ignition controller, for my Nitrous on the 5th gen? I would like to be able to retard 1-2 degrees or so when the Nitrous is on.

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You're running nitrous? I didn't know that


I don't know what's best to use with nitrous, or if there's different requirements for use with nitrous. I'd email a nitrous user
Or check the MSD website.
 

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Malken00: I would order either an MSD 6A or SCI (same thing, just different colors) and whichever blaster coil you like. I personally have the SCI and Blaster SS coil. The Blaster SS can be mounted in any direction and is a great choice. With the ignition, purchase the timing retard unit. This will give you control of the timing using a knob mounted in the passenger compartment (prefferably near your NOS switch). When you want to spray, retard the timing and you're set to go. This combo works great as is fairly inexpensive. Also if you want a rev limiter, you could purchase a 6AL or SCI-L ignition.

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Oh... in addition... You might want to get new ignition wires. The MSD coils have different connectors than the stock ones. The 8.5mm Magnecor wires I purchased worked quite well. If you need any help installing or setting any of this up, IM or email me. Again I would recommend the SS coil!

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Here's a pic for you...

 

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andrewdelvard: I have Mugen exhaust/headers/ aem intake, pullies, APEXi V-AFC, MSD wires, ngk plugs, and MSD sci w/blaster coil.

malken00: For NITROUS, i would recommend the MSD Digital-6 Plus. This unit saves space so you don't have to get an MSD6AL or SCI with an adj. timing controller. It has a 2-step rev limiter(nice for launching-just mash the pedal and concentrate on the tree).
Single stage retard- this feature is nice, it automatically retards timing when your nitrous activates. All these features can be set with rotary dials(100rpm incriments) that are already built into the unit itself. If you add everything up, it cost almost as much as an MSD6A or SCI with timing controllers, but less space.

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Alright guys, I hooked up the SCI with the Blaster coil and according to the diagram referred to me by "Ludakris_SH Look here.
http://www.ntpog.org/mods/fifth-ignition/fifth-ignition.shtml ". Everything is all done and hooked up. My car started fine the first 5 seconds and then it started to hesitate until it stalled. Tried re-starting but it wouldn't start again. I'm not sure if it's the wiring or if there is something wrong with the unit itself. Can somebody verify where to splice the thin RED and the thin WHITE from the SCI unit to the coil wire harness? I know that the MSD 6AL required splicing the RED wire, is this true with the SCI?!?

[This message has been edited by AstroNut (edited April 07, 2001).]
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by AstroNut:
andrewdelvard: I have Mugen exhaust/headers/ aem intake, pullies, APEXi V-AFC, MSD wires, ngk plugs, and MSD sci w/blaster coil.


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Pretty much the same as me.Mmmm interesting.
 
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