Rewire of a Lucas DAB108 ignition module used on the Rover 3.5 v8, also known as a ’35D’ system.
After hearing some louder than normal sparking sounds whilst under the bonnet one day, a closer look was needed, this is what I found…
As this is the older style of Rover distributer and coil the ignition module is large metal unit that sites with the coil attached the passenger wing – never versions like the 35DLM8 have a 3 or 2 pin ignition module directly mounted on the distributer.
Below shows which LR V8’s use this module
LAND ROVER – DAB108
Defender 3.5 (Detoxed) 1990
Land Rover III 3.5 1985
Land Rover III 3.5 (Detoxed) 1985
Land Rover 90 3.5 1985-86
Land Rover 90 3.5 (Detoxed) 1985-90
Land Rover 110 3.5 1985-86
Land Rover 110 3.5 (Detoxed) 1985-90
Range Rover 3.5 1984-86
Range Rover 3.5 EFI 1986
Range Rover 3.5 (Detoxed) 1984 »
Lucas don’t make this units anymore however PowerSpark over at simonbbc.com do a replacement unit that comes in at £169.
Inside this unit there is a suppressor and 4 ping GM module that seem to be working fine so a whole new unit isn’t needed just yet.
New female push connectors, some new wire and abit of heat shield later, all is rewired nicely.