Date registered: Sep 2005
Vehicle: 216 with everything. 2002 SL500 with everything. 2009 SL500 with everything.
Location: South coast .England
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Just one thing more, the condenser, many think that it is there to stop the points from burning out, well that is not its purpose. The condenser is an electronic gate, that stops the induced voltage from going out through the points. the induced voltage will be out of phase to the charged condenser and appose the induced voltage. Without a condenser the spark would be very weak.
A 12 volt coil uses a 2.2mfd cap
A 8 volt coil 3.3 mfd cap
A 6 volt coil 4.4 mfd cap
All should be at about 400volt working DC thats 200 for AC
Many of these old caps were several sections or one can say small caps wired in parallel and the joints inside can go bad, a 2.2 could drop to 1.1 in these cases
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