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08-30-2003, 02:26 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?.
09-01-2003, 12:41 PM
I will get back with you on Tuesday, I will need to look at factory diagram for this application.
09-02-2003, 11:00 AM
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.
09-02-2003, 05:54 PM
Thanks, I dont need that to happen..
09-02-2003, 11:33 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.
05-13-2008, 04:37 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.
Here's an example of a Bosch distributor cap for the Xterra:
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?
05-16-2008, 09:05 AM
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.
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