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Author Topic:   Out of phase
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted October 01, 2002 12:43 AM
Anyone have trouble with a hei pickup coil not in phase ,and if so where do you acctually phase it in.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted October 01, 2002 08:16 AM
Hi Geffy, It has been a while so this is from distant memory. If your hei has never been apart you are okay. If it has been dis-assembled the problem is getting the pickup coil located where it does not touch the reluctor when the shaft is rotated. There is little room for error here. Once all is clearanced, check that the rotor points to a terminal on the distributor cap at the same time a point on the reluctor is located on the pickup coil. This is most easily done by cutting a section from an old cap and using a good light. It can be frustrating setting the location and clearance at the same time but it just takes a little time.

Worst case sceneario, the reluctor points to the pickup coil with the rotor halfway between terminals. Then the spark has a decision to make.

Hope this is a help, SLEEPY

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