Position of coil makes no difference sealed unit. It's not like the oil having room to slosh around more infused in the coil windings. My guess coil not grounded well to block or a plug wire with to much resistance can cause coil to heat up.
Ignition Coil Failure
Posted August 28, 2014 - 08:47 PM
Posted September 02, 2014 - 08:59 PM
Ok it's been a month. Haven't blown the new coil yet, however I noticed after mowing my lawn today that the coil was very hot. Too hot to touch really. This may be a hint. Don't know why it's so hot. Charging voltage is less than 14. Other parts right beside it were not that hot. So I doubt it's the under hood temp getting that high.
I don't believe your coil should be that hot!
Electricity gets converted to heat when it finds too much resistance on its way to ground.
If you have a bad coil with too much internal resistance ( think broken wires in the windings).
Or a bad path to ground somewhere.
I would suggest You dis-assemble clean and re-assemble all your ground wires.
I think i would replace your capacitor too. Just because!
Posted September 06, 2014 - 08:47 AM
Posted September 06, 2014 - 01:53 PM
Just wondering was that voltage reading at the + on the coil ?
Posted September 06, 2014 - 09:36 PM
- Alc said thank you