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jbuddah
08-30-2003, 03:26 PM
Can I use the MSD 6 offroad ignition control on my 01 Nissan Xterra V6, if so do I use the factory distributor cap with internal coil or a different cap with an external coil?.

msdtech2
09-01-2003, 01:41 PM
I will get back with you on Tuesday, I will need to look at factory diagram for this application.
Thanks,
msdtech2

msdtech2
09-02-2003, 12:00 PM
Unfortunately you will not be able to install the Offroad ignition because of an internal transistor that is built inside the distributor. If you attempt to install this unit it could burn out the transistor and will not start on the factory ignition.
Thanks,
msdtech2

jbuddah
09-02-2003, 06:54 PM
Thanks, I dont need that to happen..

msdtech1
09-03-2003, 12:33 AM
Your welcome.

CanX
05-09-2008, 05:13 PM
I have the same year and engine on my Xterra as the starter of this post. If the stock distributor doesn't work with your ignitions, do aftermarket distributors work? I understand Bosch makes a distributor for the Xterra.

msdtechsupport3
05-13-2008, 05:37 PM
If the aftermarket distributors are build like the factory distributors where the power transistor and coil are built together inside the distributor the MSD box will not work with it.

CanX
05-15-2008, 09:31 PM
Here's an example of a Bosch distributor cap for the Xterra:

http://www.racepages.com/parts/distributor_cap/nissan/b110.html

Does this tell you anything?

In essence, I need an aftermarket distributor cap that has a separate coil, not an all-in-one unit, that's where the electrical conflict is with your products, right?

msdtech21
05-16-2008, 10:05 AM
CanX,

The problem is physically seperating the coil from the power transistor. If done incorrectly or you get halfway through and figure out it can't be done, you've basically screwed the pooch. The distributor retails in the $260 range (without the core charge). Check out the attached diagram.

Thanks,
MSDTECH21

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