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how often do V8 ignition modules break down?

tim_pato

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Hi all, ive got a couple spare V8 ignition modules and a mate bought 1 off me and before I took the ad off ebay the other one got a bid for $100, now being a second year apprentice with a toddler running around I could use the dough, but im wondering would I be better off keeping it as a spare? how do they need to be replaced? do they just go kaput or where out over time?
 

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I just replaced mine. I guess it depends how old yours is. Its not uncommon for them to go once they get old. I was just driving alone and he engine went dead. When it did it the second time it didnt want to start again so i got out gave the ignition module a bash and it started again. Got a reco exchange module and no dramas since.
 

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it is an issue wit them alot of places do changeovers, also they can have bad connections also if the plug is not sealed and weather gets in...
 

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watch them on ebay and see how quick they sell... common failure point... but like most things you may know of 1 person that has never had an issue over X years but you may know of 3 others that have had a problem multiple times in the same period..... eg. i have a 2007 xbox 360, it's never had rrod or stuffed up (except for the dvd rom), everyone else i know personally has replaced/sent back under warranty/binned theirs.
 

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Between my wife's VS Clubsport and my VS Calais, both owned since new, we have had only one ignition module failure in 17 and 18 years respectively. Having said that, I always keep a replacement module in both cars just in case.
 

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ok fair point, I guess then it would be wise for me to keep the spare lol.
 

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I keep one in my boot when on roadtrips.....I learned that the hard way
 
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