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Old 07-07-2004, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been told that the ignition systems on BMW's are fairly weak. Can a MSD ignition be used to increase the spark? Are there any dangers to do this?
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What little I have researched concerning the e36 ignition, is that they are different, not weak. Other ignition systems have a much higher voltage running through their ignition systems, but do not fire as many times per second. This kinda balances things out the way I understand it.

As for upgrading yours, if you wanna, go ahead. I can personally think of many other things, I would spend money on to upgrade my car first.
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Agreed, there's no reason to use an MSD ignition system on a stock BMW motor. The only good feature of that system is the rev limiter control.

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