Review: Firestorm Ignition Coil Booster

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Is this FS any different from the Power Ignition by TM Works? Apart for the price and brand, do they actually do the same thing?

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so, after all these pages, no conclusion?
are you still up for the test izso?
I actually did get a test unit from a seller (not the dude in this chat thread) and it was in my car for 2 days when I got stranded at Jln University cuz car suddenly just died off. This was my stock standard Sylphy btw that I tested it in. After checking a whole bunch of things I took out the FS and replaced it with my original fuse and hey presto the car started again. Basically the FS (which was brand new btw) died in my car.

Interesting thing was that the fuse in the FS didn't break and I didn't want to put it in my car again for testing since it's hooked to my ignition fuse I think. I can't remember which fuse socket but it was an important one. I returned the loaner to the guy who let me try and explained what happened. He stopped selling FS shortly after that citing that business was slow and he had to focus on his studies.

I'm not saying FS is bad or good, unfortunately the unit in my car failed and I don't know how the gadget even works so I can't exactly disprove that it supposedly does work.

So essentially we're back to square one.
 
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I actually did get a test unit from a seller (not the dude in this chat thread) and it was in my car for 2 days when I got stranded at Jln University cuz car suddenly just died off. This was my stock standard Sylphy btw that I tested it in. After checking a whole bunch of things I took out the FS and replaced it with my original fuse and hey presto the car started again. Basically the FS (which was brand new btw) died in my car.

Interesting thing was that the fuse in the FS didn't break and I didn't want to put it in my car again for testing since it's hooked to my ignition fuse I think. I can't remember which fuse socket but it was an important one. I returned the loaner to the guy who let me try and explained what happened. He stopped selling FS shortly after that citing that business was slow and he had to focus on his studies.

I'm not saying FS is bad or good, unfortunately the unit in my car failed and I don't know how the gadget even works so I can't exactly disprove that it supposedly does work.

So essentially we're back to square one.


Should try to get a test unit for the TM Works thingy. Wonder if it is any different or better. Coz its not cheap.
 

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I actually did get a test unit from a seller (not the dude in this chat thread) and it was in my car for 2 days when I got stranded at Jln University cuz car suddenly just died off. This was my stock standard Sylphy btw that I tested it in. After checking a whole bunch of things I took out the FS and replaced it with my original fuse and hey presto the car started again. Basically the FS (which was brand new btw) died in my car.

Interesting thing was that the fuse in the FS didn't break and I didn't want to put it in my car again for testing since it's hooked to my ignition fuse I think. I can't remember which fuse socket but it was an important one. I returned the loaner to the guy who let me try and explained what happened. He stopped selling FS shortly after that citing that business was slow and he had to focus on his studies.

I'm not saying FS is bad or good, unfortunately the unit in my car failed and I don't know how the gadget even works so I can't exactly disprove that it supposedly does work.

So essentially we're back to square one.
But during the 2 days before it failed, did you feel any difference? Seems like no difference, is it?
 

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Response/Power wise - no difference
Fuel consumption - can't tell since only 2 days
Butt feel - None

I have to say even though I preach that on my car RON95/97 makes no difference, truth is there is a slight torque increase when i use higher octane. It's noticeable but not significant. With the FS I didn't feel any difference at all. But then again my car takes a day to adjust to the octane differences so I'd assume it'd take as long to adjust to the FS. But unfortunately it broke after 2 days so I didn't really get a proper test done.

Marv3 : That TM Works wiring thing is it? Which product you referring to
 

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I actually did get a test unit from a seller (not the dude in this chat thread) and it was in my car for 2 days when I got stranded at Jln University cuz car suddenly just died off. This was my stock standard Sylphy btw that I tested it in. After checking a whole bunch of things I took out the FS and replaced it with my original fuse and hey presto the car started again. Basically the FS (which was brand new btw) died in my car.

Interesting thing was that the fuse in the FS didn't break and I didn't want to put it in my car again for testing since it's hooked to my ignition fuse I think. I can't remember which fuse socket but it was an important one. I returned the loaner to the guy who let me try and explained what happened. He stopped selling FS shortly after that citing that business was slow and he had to focus on his studies.

I'm not saying FS is bad or good, unfortunately the unit in my car failed and I don't know how the gadget even works so I can't exactly disprove that it supposedly does work.

So essentially we're back to square one.
Just to add, I still have one unit in my Hyundai, however it seems to be like normal only, so what I did was transfer it to my VR play play loh since have same socket point. However I find it difficult to start VR after fitting it in. No butt feel or any difference so after one day I remove it since I am getting difficulty in starting. After take out, VR start very normal, but I cannot explain this. In Hyundai starts normal but feel normal only.....lol
 

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oh ya...this thing...i still have it in my car lol. Maybe i shall remove it one day and drive for some time and reinstall it
 

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Referring to the TM Works Direct Power Harness Kit.....
It makes a difference. My sylphy using it but mine is a DIY version of the TM Works harness. The TM Works one is more PNP.

However I can't really tell if there was power increase or whatever, it only make acceleration crispier. It wasn't as hesitant. Other than that there's not much difference than stock.
 

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It makes a difference. My sylphy using it but mine is a DIY version of the TM Works harness. The TM Works one is more PNP.

However I can't really tell if there was power increase or whatever, it only make acceleration crispier. It wasn't as hesitant. Other than that there's not much difference than stock.

Mine sharing how you DIY the TM Works harness?
 
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Mine sharing how you DIY the TM Works harness?
Not my design, basically it's a direct-copied version of the TM Works harness. The harness doesn't use any special ICs or any proprietary parts so it's just a matter of using good thick insulated copper wires, wire wraps and connectors. I can't exactly mention who did this for me since that person is also selling the TM Works harness. Haha! Besides, he did it as a way of experimenting anyway. Not for commercial sales.
 

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Not my design, basically it's a direct-copied version of the TM Works harness. The harness doesn't use any special ICs or any proprietary parts so it's just a matter of using good thick insulated copper wires, wire wraps and connectors. I can't exactly mention who did this for me since that person is also selling the TM Works harness. Haha! Besides, he did it as a way of experimenting anyway. Not for commercial sales.
Ok, noted.
 
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I joined the group purely for this thread.

I realise most of the members are overseas (to me), BUT if there are any UK members that have one of these devices, if they are near the Midlands I am happy to X-Ray the unit for you (if it is a plastic device with potting compound) and return it while you wait FOC. Providing you pop some lead sheet (will be provided) over your delicates, you can stay in the room while I do it if you wish.

You get an idea what is inside - and so do I - and an X-ray will not harm the device in any way.

Only issue is if it is in a metal tube, I cannot help - if it is simply housed in a plastic tube with potting compound (as most stuff these days is), we can have a look inside without harming it. Clearly if you know it is in a metal tube and are able to remove that - to leave just the potted plastic inside, then we are good-to-go.

My guess is around half a dozen components and we will probably get a fair idea of the circuit once we trace out the wires from the x-ray and use some common sense as "what bit might that be".

It was interesting in one of the YouTube videos that putting the device in series had an effect on the drive circuit - reducing the frequency of the spark by some considerable amount. For those of you who have not seen the video, I have tried to attach it:-

If anyone is in the UK and wants to know what is inside with sacrificing it - get in touch, pop around and we can do some fluoroscopy / x-rays.

Mark
 
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Any updated on this FS? I found fb link..
He say can try for RM50 and can test for 14day, RM40 will be returned if not satisfied.
 

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my guess too much power until VR cant provide ?