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    Default Looking for some help

    I have a 345 and my mechanic seems to think I have a problem with either my coil or my distributor. He wants to replace both. I was hoping to get a suggestion on the best brand and model of both to buy.Thanks!

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    Hi Walt, I bought an ignition coil from Napa Auto parts. It works just fine and was easy to install. I think it around $20 bucks or so. What is wrong? Not firing up?

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    Is your 345 still stock? If so just pick up an OEM from Napa or Kragen. If you want to open up your spak plugs, go with an MSD High-Output Coil and run your plug gap around .045 -.050, hope this helps some.
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    Make sure you're NOT using Champion spark plugs. Autolite 85 or the NGK equivalent are your best bet.
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    Default Parts

    DO NOT BUY PARTS FROM CHECKER/SHUCKS/KRAGEN!!!!!!!!! I have gone thru more of theyre new/rebuilt parts than I can list.. They are all shit!!!!!! Napa is better but not great. just to name a few on the vehicles I own I went thru 6 starters on my explorer, 5 on my 86 f350 diesel, 3 on my scout, 4 distributors on my scout. too many alternators on all 3. in the last 7-10 years they have gone to absolute S**T!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcarlisle View Post
    DO NOT BUY PARTS FROM CHECKER/SHUCKS/KRAGEN!!!!!!!!! I have gone thru more of theyre new/rebuilt parts than I can list.. They are all shit!!!!!! Napa is better but not great. just to name a few on the vehicles I own I went thru 6 starters on my explorer, 5 on my 86 f350 diesel, 3 on my scout, 4 distributors on my scout. too many alternators on all 3. in the last 7-10 years they have gone to absolute S**T!!!!!
    You my friend are CURSED!!!!

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