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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-25-2015, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Source for an Ignition Coil?

I'm looking for an ignition coil for my 85 Graduate. All the regular sources (Centerline, IAP) have the Bosch coils back-ordered. Has anyone here found a suitable replacement?
Thanks for any leads you can give me!

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I have no direct experience with S3 Spiders but I think the ignition is similar to L-Jet V6's - GTV6's & Milano's. If so, any low impedance coil should work such as an MSD Blaster coil. But why don't you check out Rock Auto as they may have a suitable coil for less. You could also try other Alfa parts suppliers such as DiFatta Brothers, Alfa Parts, Trail Auto, Alfissimo, etc.

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Thanks, Ed.
Centerline has the Bosch coil for the L-jet V6 and they said they though it would work in my car. I will check the other options you suggested, too.

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Thanks, Ed.
Centerline has the Bosch coil for the L-jet V6 and they said they though it would work in my car. I will check the other options you suggested, too.
I am running the AirTex Wells part sourced from RockAuto. link:
RockAuto Parts Catalog

Worked without problem.

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I ordered the part from RockAuto. A lot cheaper than the ones I was looking at. Many thanks!
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I love Rock Auto, when I have time to wait I get almost all my parts there.

current and or past: 1987 Milano (Ariel) 1984 GTV6 (Sabrina) 1992 164L (Jill) 1992 164S (Kelly) 1989 Spider Veloce (Julie) 1991 164L (Chris) 1991 Spider (Melissa)
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