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Sleepwalker

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Has anybody heard of or use the Compu-tronix DIS4? (Distributorless Ignition System) Web Site http://www.compu-tronix.com/DIS4009.htm

I'm having to replace the system in my bug and was thinking of going this route.
Any information would be great
Thanks
Dan



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Well after I looked at the add I don't think it's the same thing, but a friend of mine has a version of one on an 1835 in a 73 SB. it is made by Compu-tronix but it is a gold color and about 2 1/2  years old I know he has had no trouble with it, but I will have to ask him what model it is.
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it's a pertronix clone. There's a thread over on the samba talking about one of their products for an 019 distributor and here's some bad feedback in it, but I don't really know, I run points because I know the Pertronix setup is junk. I'm going to run a full procomp setup on my big engine, essentially an MSD clone, but again, the MSD units have been flaky recently, so I'm willing to take teh clone because it's been complained about less.

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Thanks for that info, some how I always forget about The Samba. Very interesting read over there, it seemed that most of it was based around the drop in modules that still have to use a Cap and Rotor like the Pertronix and Compu-Fire systems. I did drop MrKadron an E-Mail laying out my Bug and intentions as well as the dollars set aside for the system, we'll see what he comes back with.
Here is what I sent and would like to ask the same here, as most things done to mine have been based off information gained here.

 

"First off, I’m smart enough to know that I don’t know hence this email to you who do.

I have a 1600 DP that is, as far as I can tell, a stock engine when I started. I pulled the engine, cleaned it up and installed a set of Dual Solex 35 PDSIT Carbs on it. After taking the car to my local mechanic he told me that the stock dizzy was shot and floating around, Dwell ran from 4.5 to 46 deg. when he tested it.

I’m going to replace the whole ignition system while I’m at it and would like your suggestions as to the best way to go.

I was looking at the “New” Compu-Tronix DIS4-009 system but they do not show that it can be used in a SVDA Dizzy. I would like to stay with the Vac. Adv. To help with the “Flat Spot” everyone talks about. At the Compu-Tronix web site under FAQ section there is nothing, but a test set up (Q1-A1 Q2-A2) I figure you guys might know if the new system is in some way compensating for this?

As I said, I will be replacing the whole system. I never mind spending good money for good products but I have only targeted $300-$500 for the complete system. With that in mind, what is your system of choice?"

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Sleepwalker,
That system if it did not have any problems would be overkill on a stock engine. There stated reasoning on the website of the coil not having sufficient time to recover has been proven wrong by all the engines out there running around without anything but a single coil.

your set up is identical to what I have in the garge right now and it works very well with this dizzy
http://www.aircooled.net/new-bin/viewproductdetail.php?keyword2=IGD0001&cartid=1007200875354678

And a drop in compufire module
http://www.aircooled.net/new-bin/viewproductdetail.php?keyword2=IGN0001&cartid=1007200875354678

And the following wires don't hurt
http://www.aircooled.net/new-bin/viewproductdetail.php?keyword2=IGW0005&cartid=1007200875354678

Unless your building a Monster the extra expence is not warranted.

you will do fine with this set up all the way up to 2l most likely


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there you go , air cooled.net is awsome, i have known john(owner of aircooled.net) for years, my older brother used to work for him when he had a shaop here in virginia. he is a very smart man when it comes to vw's

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I have used the Computronix DIS4 for both my engine (stock 1.6 and 1776) in my KG
Sticker on the RX4-Coil said 'For Off Road Use Only', could it be the wrong coil they have given me.?
They seems to overheat all the time and my RPM gauge (Autometer) does not work, but when i switched back to stock Bosch 009 (contact point).
RPM happy and no more overheating.. mind you, i also got two sets of oil cooler for both my engine settings (1 cooler with fan)
I wondered why this happened ? Computronix seems to be an impossible to be reach company..
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Has anybody heard of or use the Compu-tronix DIS4? (Distributorless Ignition System) Web Site http://www.compu-tronix.com/DIS4009.htm

I'm having to replace the system in my bug and was thinking of going this route.
Any information would be great
Thanks
Dan




I have used the Computronix DIS4 for both my engine (stock 1.6 and 1776) in my KG
They seems to overheat all the time and my RPM gauge (Autometer) does not work, but when i switched back to stock Bosch 009 (contact point). 
RPM happy and no more overheating.. mind you, i also got two sets of oil cooler for both my engine settings (1 cooler with fan)
I wondered why this happened ? Computronix seems to be an impossible to be reach company
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I used Pertronix and never had one issue.
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