Hot-Spark Performance Products - Electronic Ignition Conversion Kits for Ford, Delco, Prestolite, Autolite, Bosch, Automotive, Agricultural, Industrial, Marine Distributors

Electronic Ignition Conversion Kit

for 4-cylinder

Bosch Centrifugal-advance-only Distributors

Hot-Spark 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition conversion kit in Bosch VW Volvo-Penta 009 Distributor.jpg

Replaces Points and Condenser - Never Adjust Points or Timing Again!

for air-cooled Volkswagen & Porsche

including Bosch 009 & 050 Distributors

Bosch 0 231 178 009,  9 230 081 050,  9 230 081 094

Bosch JF4, JFU4

 

    The Hot-Spark electronic ignition conversion kit replaces breaker points and condenser in the distributor to provide rock-solid reliability. With the Hot-Spark electronic ignition, dwell and timing are always spot-on accurate.

 

    No matter how strong your engine is, you won't get the most out of it without a good spark. The stock Bosch ignition system used technology that dates back a century - to the Kettering system, which was introduced in the 1910 Cadillac. Even though you can adjust breaker points for near-electronic ignition performance, they will burn and wear within a few thousand miles, long before the recommended replacement interval. With points, the timing will drift; power and fuel economy will suffer.

 

    The Hot-Spark electronic ignition conversion kit delivers a strong spark every time and is maintenance-free. You'll notice quicker starts, more top end power and a little gas mileage boost. It's as easy to install as points and condenser!

 

Advantages of the Hot-Spark electronic ignition conversion kit:

 

Hot-Spark 3BOS4U1 universal electronic ignition conversion kit for 4-cylinder Bosch distributors

The Hot-Spark electronic ignition conversion kit is as easy to install as points and condenser!

 

 

 

 

Virtually all 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW distributors have right-pivoting points. Some BMW, Porsche and Mercedes distributors have left-pivoting points; some have right-pivoting points. Please compare the points in your Bosch distributor to the photo of points below:

 

Bosch 1-piece and 2-piece, left-hand and right-hand points

 

 

Determine whether your Bosch distributor has single-piece points, as early (pre-1968 or so) Bosch distributors typically have 2-piece points. If it has 2-piece points, an upright brass pivot pin will remain, after you remove the points.

 

For 12-volt, negative ground electrical systems only.

 

The 3BOS4U1 ignition kit replaces Bosch contact breaker points 1 237 013 044 (4-cylinder)

 

Fits these Bosch aftermarket distributors for air-cooled VW and Porsche:

 

VW/Porsche Bosch Distributor No.:

0 231 178 009  (centrifugal-advance-only model) - 3BOS4U1

9 230 081 050  (centrifugal-advance-only model) - 3BOS4U1

9 230 081 094  (centrifugal-advance-only model, chrome) - 3BOS4U1

 

3BOS4U1 also fits for Bosch 4-cylinder, vacuum-advance distributors with 1-piece, right-pivoting points (JFU4) - 3BOS4U1

Early Bosch 4-cylinder, non-vacuum-advance distributors with 2-piece, right-pivoting points - 3BOS4C2

Early Bosch 4-cylinder, vacuum-advance distributors with 2-piece, right-pivoting points - 3BOS4V2

 

 

Electronic Ignition Conversion Kit for Bosch Distributors:

 

3BOS4U1     For 4-cylinder Bosch distributors with 1-piece, right-pivoting points - US $39.95
Contact breaker points Bosch part no. 1 237 013 044/051/063/065/066  JFU4

 

For 12-volt, negative ground electrical systems only, unless noted otherwise.

 

International Buyers – Please Note:

  • Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.

  • Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.

 

VERY IMPORTANT -- BEFORE ORDERING: Some distributors of vehicles, boats, etc. may differ, according to whether the stock distributor is still in place or a replacement distributor has been installed. Some otherwise similar or identical engines use different distributor brands and/or different distributor part numbers. We need your distributor's brand name, distributor part number and number of engine cylinders to ensure that the electronic ignition conversion kit is correct one for your particular distributor.

If your Bosch distributor part number, normally found on the side of the distributor body, is not among those listed on the relevant web page, chances are, the HotSpark ignition conversion kit won't fit your distributor.

It's imperative that we know your distributor's brand name, distributor part number and the number of cylinders of your engine. You may need to remove the distributor temporarily, so that you can read the distributor part number from the side of the distributor body. Usually, the side of your distributor will be covered with oil and dirt, so you'll need to clean it to find the distributor brand name and exact part number.

We can guarantee only that each of our ignition kits will fit a distributor with one of the distributor part numbers listed on its relevant web page. HotSpark ignition kits require a 12-volt, negative ground (earth) electrical system.


3BOS4U1

Electronic Ignition Conversion Kit for all 4-cylinder Bosch Distributors with 1-piece, right-hand pivot-pin points (JFU4)

Hot-Spark 3BOS4U1 universal electronic ignition conversion kit for 4-cylinder Bosch distributors

Easy to Install -

Replace Points and Condenser

with

Solid-State Electronics

Electronic Ignition Conversion Kit. Replaces points and condenser in many Bosch 4-cylinder distributors, including VW, Porsche, Volvo-Penta marine engines, BMW, Alfa-Romeo, Volvo, Saab, etc. Fits 4-cylinder Bosch vacuum-advance and centrifugal-advance-only distributors with 1-piece, right-pivoting points.

For Distributors:

4-cylinder Bosch distributors with 1-piece, right-pivoting points

For centrifugal-advance and vacuum-advance distributors

Application:

4-cylinder VW, Porsche, BMW, Alfa-Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volvo, Volvo-Penta, Opel, Saab, etc.

12V negative ground only

Coil Required:

Coil must have 3.0 Ohms or more internal primary resistance. Beru Germany Blue Coil recommended.

In stock:

Available:

 

Item Number: 3BOS4U1
Price: US $39.95

FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the USA

Item Name: Hot-Spark Electronic Ignition Conversion Kit for 4-cylinder Bosch Distributors with 1-piece, right-pivoting points

Includes everything you need - no external ignition box required.

Price: US $39.95

Price with Shipping


 

BERU

Germany

 Blue Coil

BERU Germany

Blue Coil

3.3 Ohms primary resistance

Beru Germany Ignition Coil with 3.3 Ohms Primary Resistance. Ideal for 4-cylinder Hot Spark electronic ignition conversion kit or for use with breaker points. Produces strong, blue spark at the spark plugs.

3.3 Ohms primary resistance

 Ideal for Use with Hot-Spark Electronic Ignition Conversion Kits with red 3-series ignition module or for use with breaker points.

 

Heavy-duty coil with 3.3 Ohms primary resistance. Ideal for points or electronic ignition. Produces strong, blue spark at the plugs. Ideal for HotSpark ignition kits or for use with points.

Application:

 

Ideal for HotSpark ignition kits or for use with points. Provides plenty of primary resistance to protect from overheating due to high-voltage  environments. No external ballast resistor required.

Produces strong, blue spark when used with Hot-Spark red electronic ignition conversion kits  (red ignition module).

Also excellent for points-based distributors - high primary resistance helps reduce points burning, pitting.

 

 

Standard 56mm (2.2 in.) coil diameter - fits stock coil clamps.

In Stock:

 

Available:

 

Item Number: Beru Germany Blue Coil
Price: US $22.95

Shipping: US $9.00 Priority shipping to anywhere in the USA

Item Name: Beru Germany Blue Coil

Price US $22.95

Price with Shipping

 

 

HS14BR Hot-Spark 1.4 Ohm Heavy-Duty Ceramic External Ballast Resistor
Hot-Spark 1.4 Ohm Heavy-Duty Ceramic External Ballast Resistor

1.4 Ohm Ballast Resistor - Ideal for Use with Electronic Ignition and High-Voltage Charging Systems

Also reduces burning and pitting of contact breaker points.

1.4 Ohm heavy-duty, external ceramic ballast resistor - installed between coil's + terminal and condenser or HotSpark ignition's red wire. Lowers amperage to points or ignition module, ensuring trouble-free operation. Installed on engine firewall or on coil. Ideal for use with high-voltage charging systems and electronic ignition or points.

Application:

Recommended for use with high-voltage charging systems. Typically lowers current @ 3,000 RPM by about 0.5 amps.

Supplements original stock coil.

 

 

Also extends the life of points when used with points-based ignition systems. Reduces  burning and pitting of points.

In Stock:  
Available:

 

Item Number: HS14BR
Price: US $13.49


FREE SHIPPING to anywhere within the USA. Ships to USA only - no international shipping available for this item, unless ordered with distributor, coil or ignition kit.

Charging system voltage, measured at the coil’s + terminal, must never exceed 13.7 volts, at any RPM level. You can reduce over-amperage surges/voltage spikes to the ignition module by wiring a 1.4 Ohm ballast resistor between the coil's + terminal and the red HotSpark ignition module's red wire.

Price with Shipping

 

SVDA034/3BOS4U1

SVDA 034 Vacuum-Advance Distributor for 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW & Porsche with 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition

Hot-Spark SVDA 034 Vacuum-advance Distributor with 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition for Air-cooled VW and Porsche 0 231 170 034

for 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW and Porsche

Replacement distributor for air-cooled VW & Porsche 4-cylinder engines. Replaces stock distributor or 009/050 distributors. Requires vacuum source from carburetor or throttle body. With 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition installed, instead of points/condenser. Everything you need included - no external ignition box required.

Timing Set At:

30-32° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM, vacuum hose disconnected and plugged. Use stroboscopic timing light. Timing should not exceed 42-44° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM (full advance) with vacuum hose connected, no load on engine.

Application:

1946-1983 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW and Porsche with available vacuum source on carburetor or throttle body.

For 12V negative ground electrical systems only.

 

Coil Required:

Stock Bosch 3+ Ohm coil OK. Coil must have 3.0 Ohms or more internal primary resistance. Beru Blue Coil recommended.

In stock:

Available:

 

Item Number: SVDA034/3BOS4U1
Price: US $99.95

USPS Priority Mail shipping (2-4 business days) to anywhere in the USA US $10.00

For air-cooled VW & Porsche only.

Item Name: SVDA 034 Distributor with 3BOS4U1 Electronic Ignition

We inspect each distributor thoroughly; everything is checked, adjusted, lubricated, etc. We set and test the advance curve of each distributor on a precision distributor testing machine for optimal performance with 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW/Porsche engines.

Ready to install. Includes cap, rotor, OEM distributor shaft O-Ring and everything you need - no external ignition box required.

Price: US $99.95

Price with Shipping

 

 

SVDA 034 Electronic Distributor + Beru Germany Blue Coil + Bosch USA Spark Plug Leads + Beru Ultra Spark Plugs

SVDA 034 Electronic Vacuum-Advance Distributor for 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW with Beru Germany Blue Coil, Bosch USA Spark Plug Leads, Beru Ultra Spark Plugs

Hot-Spark SVDA 034 Vacuum-advance Distributor with 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition for Air-cooled VW and Porsche 0 231 170 034

for 4-cylinder, air-cooled Type I VW Engines

Replacement distributor for air-cooled VW Type I four-cylinder engines. Replaces stock distributor or 009/050 distributors. Requires vacuum source from carburetor. With 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition installed, instead of points/condenser. Everything you need included - no external ignition box required. Includes Beru Germany Blue Coil, Bosch USA heavy-duty spark plug leads and four Beru Ultra Spark Plugs

Timing Set At:

30-32° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM, vacuum hose disconnected and plugged. Use stroboscopic timing light. Timing should not exceed 42-44° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM (full advance) with vacuum hose connected, no load on engine.

Application:

1946-1975 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW Type I engines with available vacuum source on carburetor.

For 12V negative ground electrical systems only.

 

Coil Required:

Beru Germany Blue Coil with 3.3 Ohms primary resistance  included.

In stock:

Available:

 

Item Number: SVDA034 + Beru Blue Coil + Bosch USA Spark Plug Leads, Beru Ultra Spark Plugs   Price: US $139.95

USPS Priority Mail shipping (usually 2-4 business days) to anywhere in the USA -- US $15.00

For air-cooled VW Type I engines only.

Item Name: SVDA 034 Electronic Distributor with Beru Germany Blue Coil, Bosch USA spark plug leads & four Beru Ultra spark plugs

We inspect each distributor thoroughly; everything is checked, adjusted, lubricated, etc. We set and test the advance curve of each distributor on a precision distributor testing machine for optimal performance with 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW/Porsche engines.

Ready to install. Includes cap, rotor, OEM distributor shaft D-Ring and everything you need - no external ignition box required.

Price: US $139.95

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Foreign Orders: Shipping discount available if purchasing multiple items.

 

 

 

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