Your vehicle contains one or more ignitions coils that are responsible for putting the "spark" in your spark plugs. Ignition coils, such as the Accel E-core, transform 12-volt DC power into the 40-KV electrical charge that is sent to your distributor, and then through your spark plug wires to your spark plugs. Typically, older vehicles have one ignition coil, while modern vehicles may have a separate coil for each spark plug.
Ignition coils feature metal mounts, often aluminum, and usually have an oil-filled core to keep things cool with all the electricity they handle. The E-core is a high-performance ignition coil that makes use of extruded aluminum, which dissipates heat better. Of course, since the Accel E-core is a performance part, you can expect benefits such as a hotter spark, faster response time, and increased spark duration, so that the fuel in your cylinders burns more efficiently.
Since your ignition coils are responsible for the important task of providing spark, it is to be expected that they will be under a great deal of pressure. How do you know when it is time to replace your ignition coils? If your vehicle uses only a single coil, the obvious result of a faulty coil is going to be that your engine simply won't run. For vehicles with multiple E-core coils, the symptoms of a bad coil include decreased fuel economy, sluggish running, hard starting, a lack of power, and a "check engine" light warning.
Replacing your bad ignition coils with the Accel E-core will not only repair these problems, but will also give you better overall engine performance. If your ignition coils are leaking or simply worn out due to normal use, installing E-core coils will improve your miles per gallon, power output, and more.
Accel Series: Super Coil
This coil gives a new definition to the word "spark" as it applies to your ignition system. Your ignition coil is responsible for generating the electricity used by your spark plugs to ignite the fuel-air mixture in your cylinders. This process is made more powerful and efficient by the Super coil.
The normal voltage for your ignition spark is 12 volts. With an Accel Super coil, that number jumps to tens of thousands of volts, enabling the electricity to jump the spark plug gap and fire without fail, using the hottest possible spark. Consistent firing means a smoother running engine, greater power generation, and increased fuel economy.
The Super coil is made with heavy-duty windings that prevent loss of performance at any speed, including idle speeds. These features also improve heat transfer and generate more energy. Installing an Accel Super coil gives your engine a great boost, whether you are using an old breaker point system or a newer system.
No matter what type of vehicle you drive, you will find a Super coil available for your make and model. This proven performance part increases the size of your spark, and you will feel that difference the first time you take your enhanced engine out for a spin. Installing a performance ignition coil in your vehicle is a simple, effective way to get more power and make your driving experience an enjoyable one.
Accel Ignition Coil Review
Have you ever wondered where the power that jerks your car to life when you activate the ignition originates? It is from a wire component called the ignition coil. This part is the heart of the ignition's primary circuit that produces a strong magnetic field, which is then transferred to the spark plug. In short, your car’s ignition coil, with its insulated high-voltage windings, is responsible for transforming the 12-volt power from your battery into thousands of volts needed to produce the sparks that “wake up” the ignition. When your car is quite old, the windings of the ignition coil will eventually ground and tire, causing decreased magnetic field generation. This in effect causes weak sparks, which is the reason for stalling, hard starting, and other ignition problems. Hence, it is very important to replace the coils occasionally. One good source of ignition coils is Accel, but before you opt for its product, let us first put it to the test.
- Coil pack
- Standard ignition coil
- With epoxy internal construction
- Round and yellow
- With female wire attachment
- Comes with a 90-day Accel limited warranty
We tested this component on a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, and here is what we have to say:
- Overall, the product looked visually okay. The outside cylinder had no dents and scratches, and the terminals were clean and equal in height.
- When driving the Crown Victoria and the Grand Marquis, we noticed that the two cars had a better acceleration that was very responsive depending on how hard we pressed the throttle pedal. Idling behavior was only better on the Crown Victoria, though.
- We were quite excited to start the vehicles after installing the ignition coils. When we turned the key, we heard a new kind of roar from the engine, which was as if it had received a new life. We were very pleased with the power the new coils supplied to the spark plugs.
- It would have been better if the product came with wire tunnels for fixing the entanglement of the fuel rails and wirings.
- The idling behavior of the Grand Marquis was some kind of problematic. We did not know that the spark plug gap must be readjusted somehow. Also, there was no instruction on not installing the coils sideways or upside down. The manufacturer should have included installation tips with the package.
This product comes with a competitive price despite having a meager warranty offer. The product definitely has it downsides, but these are generally on the tips that the manufacturer forgot to provide. Fuel savings and performance improvement actually depend on the current health of your engine and exhaust system.