Does the 123ignition have a programmable D-Jet? Yes! Bluetooth Only
D-Jetronic Injection can be found in the following Marques (Confirm what you have) - Mercedes-Benz: 250E, 280, 300, 350, 450 - Porsche: 914 - Saab: 99E - Volkswagen: Type 3 & 4 - Volvo: 1800E, 1800ES, 142, 144, 164E - Citroen: SM, DS - BMW: 3.0Si (early types) - Jaguar XJ-S, XJ12
Is there a 123ignition for my specific engine available?
Take a look at the wide range of 123ignition products. First please compare the dimensions of the line drawings with your original distributor to be sure you have picked the right mechanical model. The following thing to check are the advance curves. The “Switch” version offers 16 pre-programmed advance curves listed in the curve table.
When the advance curves don’t match with your specific engine, the programmable 123\TUNE or 123TUNE+ probably is the right choice for you.. With the programmable units it is possible to program your own advance curve. Please be aware you have to find the original curve data yourself, 123ignition doesn’t have curve data available.
Can I install your ignition system myself?
If you are familiar with installing old-fashion distributors it should be a piece of cake to install a 123ignition. If you are not experienced it will be better to search for a qualified mechanic to install the unit.
What are the main advantages of 123ignition
- Simple installation without mechanical adaptations
- No maintenance ever again
- Variable dwell angle for better performance
- Better starting
- Better emissions
- Better fuel consumption
- No burning out of the ignition coil
- Built in LED for simple static ignition timing
- Real value for money
What kind of coil do you recommend? Coils that measure 1 ohm or higher resistance across the positive and negative posts are good.
What kind of high tension leads will be a good choice? Recommended carbon core wire wound. Copper are not recommended.
What kind of spark plugs do you recommend? A good quality plug that meets or exceeds the mfg recommendations
It looks like my engine misfires in the high rpm range, what can cause this problem?
The car battery has to put enough energy into the coil for a powerful spark. In the higher rpm range the time to do this is very short, so all conditions have to be perfect for good performance.
Make sure you are using the right coil for your engine.
Resistance somewhere in the primary circuit can cause a lot of ignition problems as well, think about the following:
– Coil and ignition wiring: Use good connectors and cables of good quality
– Ignition key: Make sure the dashboard ignition key is in good condition ( test to power the ignition/coil direct from the battery )
– Ground connection of the distributor: Make sure the distributor makes a good electrical connection with the engine.
It looks like the ignition misfires after a few kilometers driving, what can I do?
In some cases a very unstable boardnet voltage can cause misfires. The 123ignition is protected against high voltage peaks and goes in protection mode for a split second when a spike is detected. Most of the time this error occurs when the car battery is charged full again and the voltage regulator starts to work.
This problem can be caused by a broken alternator / dynamo or bad voltage regulator. Unfortunately this is impossible to measure with just a standard voltage meter because we talk about high voltage spikes of micro seconds.
You could easily test this to drive a while without working alternator / dynamo. Use a fully charged car battery and make sure no other important systems are driven by the dynamo belt, like the coolant pump!!!
Can 123ignition help me to find the best advance curve for my engine? Unfortunately we can not give curve support on programmable units we offer. Simply because the needed data to create a curve is usually difficult to find and sometimes not reliable. You could ask your 123ignition dealer if they are willing to help you with creating your curve, most of the time they are more familiar with advance curves for the car brands they offer.
What kind of tablet or smartphone do I need for the wireless programmable TUNE+? The app for the programmable 123\TUNE+ is available for iOS and Android. Please make sure your device offers Bluetooth 4.0 low energy and an up-to-date operating system (Android 4.4 or newer)
What PC operating systems does the USB programmable 123\TUNE software run on? The 123\TUNE runs on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista & Windows XP (Service Pack 2). Unfortunately there is no iOS or Linux version available.
Will my tachometer (RPM meter) work with a 123ignition distributor? Yes, by far most of the tachometers work in combination with a 123ignition. RVI type tachometers manufactured by the Smiths Company, will not work properly without a rewire. We have found two companies that offer solutions to this problem. They use the existing rev.counter to replace the electronics with another printed circuit board. In the UK this is done by JDO-instruments ( www.jdo1.com ), and from the Netherlands this is done by CASU-Utrecht ( www.casu.nl )