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ignition coil

[ig′nish·ən ‚kȯil]
(electromagnetism)
A coil in an ignition system which stores energy in a magnetic field relatively slowly and releases it suddenly to ignite a fuel mixture.
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It produces a simulated trigger signal that tires a car's ignition coil just as if the engine were running.
The automakers said Tuesday that the ignition coils ``have been experiencing a higher-than-normal failure rate.
Ignition coils, bolted directly to the cam cover, also presented a design challenge.
About 850,000 vehicles will be checked for faulty ignition coils which could cause misfiring or reduced power.
8 litre "lean burn" petrol engine uses two ignition coils rather than the normal one, and this makes the car very economical.
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BorgWarner produces plug top ignition coils with integrated electronics at its plant in Ramos-Arizpe, Mexico, for Volkswagen s third generation 2.
The vehicles are being recalled to fix their ignition coils.
All will have standard variable intake valve timing, a volume flow-controlled oil pump, individual ignition coils, composite camshafts, an on-demand mechanical coolant pump, a single belt to drive engine ancillaries, an aluminum block with grey-cast iron liners, two-piece bedplate construction (like BMW's new V10), and roller-type valve actuators.
AVW had a celebrated problem with faulty ignition coils quite recently, well-publicised in the problem pages of the motoring press.
Some petrol-engined VW Group products did have problems with ignition coils in recent months and the corporation did, to its credit, embark on a massive and expensive recall campaign.