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Old 09-23-2011, 08:33 AM
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Ignition Coil Condenser Needed?

I noticed on my '79 F-350 that the wire that leads from the ignition condenser to the coil has broke loose. I have been trying to find this exact same one, but cannot seem to come up with it. This condenser is a small silver cylinder mounted next to the coil, and the only condensers I have been able to find go into the distributor for points. Since the truck is electronic ignition, is this thing really needed? In the research I have done on-line, it looks like this is only used as a noise filter, and if I am not getting any noise through the radio, I could just delete it. Any opinions? Thanks.
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You don't really need this part. In this case the condenser is for noise suppression in the radio.
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If you're not getting any RPM-dependent noise on your radio, then don't worry about it. Modern radios usually have enough bypass capacitance to reject ignition interference; factory radios are hit or miss.

Just make sure that the wire that went to the condenser isn't hanging loose; this circuit is not fused.
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Thanks, I think I will leave it out.
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