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Originally posted by Paul-l Paul-l wrote:

I'm assuming the coil shouldn't leak oil, or make a sloshing noise when shaken?
I had thought the oil was left over from over use of wd40 at some point

Will any old 12V coil work?


Definitely should not leak or slosh.

Any replacement coil needs to have 3 ohms resistance.

My favorite is the Bosch Blue Coil (used in VW high performance applications) and is what I use on all Loopframe Guzzis. It is epoxy filled, so leaks and sloshing are not possible and vibration won't kill it like cheap oil filled ones. I had a US made Echlin brand oil filled coil fail after only a month.

The other coil I'd recommend is the Pertronix Flame Thrower.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Paul-l Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 2019 at 20:04
New Bosch coil on its way, and it's blue!

I think the oil was also tracking along the core of the HT lead into the carbon brush on the distributor cap, then onto the rotor arm and neatly sprayed around the inside of the dizzy - one way of corrosion protection!
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There are blue Bosch coils and there are Bosch Blue Coils - bit of difference. The former is oil filled, the latter is epoxy filled. As long as it's 3 ohms it'll work.
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