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ignition coil ground strap placement

so i changed my valve cover gasket, there was a little oil leak when i was changing my spark plugs. my question is about the 2 grounding straps. i remember one goes on the last, 6th coil but what about the other one? does it matter which coil it goes on? also, which nut/bolt of that coil? some people say the 3rd coil, some say the 1st.

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No it doesn't matter really but mine are at number one and six coils mate...


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thanks dabsy! well i can see where i can connect it (to the 3 coil) BUT there's already a ground strap (the little red/orange one for the ignition coil connectors, i believe) on the screw. is it ok to still put another ground strap on that same screw, seperated by a nut?

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That should be fine, or you could simply put it on a screw that is near that position. It shouldn't make that much difference provided that its properly connected


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nvm i connected the ground strap to the 1st coil. she starts up and sounds great without any bad signs. ill be giving her a little test drive to make sure no misfiring. but first i need to put my headlight lens' back on, getting them smoked

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oh also, just wondering but i was reading some DIY's, trying to figure out which coil the ground strap goes to. and some read "take note where the ground strap goes or it can cause engine problems" (something like that) :/ is that true??

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Nah... They are all bolted to the same head !!


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thanks a bunch guys!

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