Regarding electronic components we offer following products, tools and solutions:
High peformance Ignition Coils
Wideband air/fuel ratio meters
Gauges, Digital and "Analog Style”
Data logging systems
Fuel pumps and high flow filters
Stand alone ECU
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AEM performance electronics
DTM Performance ignition Coils
Higher spark energy giving less misfiring resulting in a more complete combustion!
• Your acceleration will improve due to more torque over the entire rpm range as well as a higher power output.
• You'll notice better fuel economy, “BSFC” (Brake Specific Fuel Consumption).
• Your engine's smoothness will be further refined
• All this results in lower car operating cost and beyond that, decreased emissions.
Installation is easy, simply swap your stock coils, no adjustments to the original wire harness. “Plug and Play”.
You can choose from two stages of improvements:
• With the DTM EVO 35K volt series, you'll have a 60% increase of the available spark energy.
• With the DTM GENESIS 45K volt series, you'll even have 100% more spark energy available.
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It may be surprising to learn that the leading causes of ignition coil failures have nothing to do with the coils themselves. Ignition coil damage is often caused by underlying issues never addressed in engine misfire repairs. Issues like spark plug gapping, leaking valve covers or moisture intrusion.
A proper spark plug gap is crucial to an ignition system and the health of an ignition coil. A worn or excessive gap will cause an ignition coil to work overtime, using more voltage to bridge the gap and create spark inside of the cylinder. This increase in voltage stresses the internals of not only the ignition coil but, in certain circumstances, the driver of the ECU. When the driver in the ECU fails the coil will no longer create spark, leaving a dead cylinder.
To ensure proper spark combustion and to prevent coil damage, refer to the spark plug manufacturer’s gap specifications. It is important to remember that many spark plugs come pre-gapped according to the applications that correspond to each spark plug part number. In the event that there is a coil failure due to an excessive gap, the spark plug and ignition coil should be replaced. It is also recommended that the ECU driver is verified for proper operation.
Oil Valve Leakage into Spark Plug Tubes, or moisture is another cause of ignition coil damage, coming from the most likely and unlikely of places. The most likely being an oil leak from the valve cover gasket. On many COP-style (Coil On Plug) engines the spark plug and ignition coil are mounted into a tube that is a part of the valve cover. Overtime the seal between the valve cover and that spark plug tube can fail, causing oil to leak in and fill up around the spark plug and ignition coil. This in turn can lead to spark plug and ignition coil failure. Be sure to fix the root cause of the oil leak, so this problem does not reoccur with the new ignition parts installed.
Water intrusion is an unlikely, and therefore, overlooked cause of ignition coil damage. In some vehicles, A/C condensation can build up and drip directly onto ignition coils, filling up spark plug holes with water. To solve this problem, some ignition coil manufacturers pre-apply or include a marine-grade di-electric grease with their product. This gives a better seal between the coil-on-plug boot and the spark plug terminal nut, preventing moisture from interfering with voltage transfer and spark generation.
Taking steps to check for oil leaks, moisture, and spark plug issues will prevent serious engine damage and other ignition-related headaches. There are thousands of reasons for misfire codes. Don’t stop at ignition coils when diagnosing them. For more information or questions about ignition coils, you can reach out to the NGK Technical ngksparkplugs.com