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MSD Ignition Starter Saver With Signal Stabilizer

MSD Ignition 8984


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MSD Ignition Starter Saver With Signal Stabilizer $129.95
Starter Saver
  • With Signal Stabilizer

  • Specifications:

    Compatible with Multiple Coil Ignitions
    Controller Activation
    Ignition start
    Controls Ignition Advance
    Controls Ignition Retard
    Ignition Box Required
    Sold individually
    Manufacturer's Part Number:

    If you have a high performance race engine with locked out timing, cranking the engine can really put a strain on the starter and flywheel. This compact controller provides a retard that automatically retards the timing during cranking to ease the pressure. The Starter Saver wires into your ignition system and can be programmed to retard the timing 10° or 20° during cranking and is deactivated once the engine reaches over 800 rpm (If the rpm's drop below 500 it will activate again). The Starter Saver receives the trigger signal through an MSD Crank Trigger pickup or the distributor's magnetic pickup. This control has a very accurate pickup compensation circuit resulting in rock steady timming throughout the entire rpm range of your engine. There is also an LED that illuminates with each trigger signal to confirm operation and the circuitry is completely potted in a polyurethane compound for extreme vibration resistance.

  • Plugs into an MSD Distributor or Crank Trigger pickup
  • Built-in LED monitors trigger input signals
  • Built-in signal stabilizer produces steady timing at all rpm
  • Unit is completely potted with Ciba polyurethane compound
  • Must be used with an MSD Ignition Control, magnetic pickup trigger

  • Can only be used on V8 applications using an MSD Distributor or Crank Trigger
  • Not legal for sale or use on pollution-controlled vehicles

  • 8984 - MSD Starter Saver w/Signal Stabilizer is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works just as stated. Reduced timing and my 15 to 1 engine turns over easierly.
    Date published: 2017-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised. Running an older 6AL box. Now easily able to crank motor with stock type starter when hot due to the function of this device. Engine is 11:1 and 18deg initial timing. 10/10 would recommend.
    Date published: 2016-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Fairly easy to install, instructions are a little confusing but was fairly easily figured out. Works great.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! This MSD product works as advertised. A great piece for the job.
    Date published: 2015-02-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from This thing sucks. I hooked this up and my car is harder to start now than before. What a waste of money!
    Date published: 2016-11-12
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    Does distributor have to be locked out to use starter saver

    Asked by: Man Matco
    Must be used with an MSD Ignition and MSD distributor or crank trigger only
    Answered by: ChrisH
    Date published: 2017-09-15
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    Some parts are not legal for use in California or other states with similar laws / regulations