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Blue Streak by Standard: Made to Stand the Test of Time

Blue Streak Ignition Coils

Building on our rich history of quality and durability, we’re proud to say that Blue Streak is stronger than ever. Our Blue Streak program includes our original Blue Streak products such as points, condensers, caps, and rotors, as well as our new heavier-duty, longer lasting ignition coils that are engineered and manufactured at our certified facility in Bialystok, Poland.

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Blue Streak Legacy: A Reputation of Excellence

7 out of 10 automotive professionals surveyed equate Blue Streak with "Quality," "Durability," and "Premium"


Limited Lifetime Warranty

Blue Streak Warranty

We are so confident in the durability of our Blue Streak® by Standard® products, that we’ve backed every part with our Limited Lifetime Warranty.


Blue Streak Now Includes New Heavier-Duty Ignition Coils

Blue Streak Product Spotlight

Our Blue Streak by Standard program now features our new heavier-duty, longer-lasting ignition coils that are engineered and manufactured at our certified facility in Bialystok, Poland. Each coil is laser-etched with our new Blue Streak logo and backed by our Lifetime Limited Warranty. 

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Heavier-Duty Ignition Coils

Blue Streak® by Standard’s new heavier-duty ignition coils are the product of superior design, manufacturing, and testing. For example, take our UF303, one of the many new heavier-duty ignition coils in our line:


Blue Streak Outperforms the OE

All products manufactured at our SMP Poland facility undergo extensive measurement and life testing, in addition to a full range of environmental analysis that includes thermal shocks, thermal cycling, and vibration tests, just to name a few. To see what goes into our ignition coil testing, take a look at this competitor comparison between our UF303 and the OE:

 Test Chart

Testing Takeaways

  • The two OE ignition coils tested short circuited after 68 hours and 140 hours, respectively
  • The two Blue Streak coils tested passed the 300-hour life test as well as 100 thermal cycles, a 24-hour life test, and 10 thermal shocks
  • Compared to the OE, Blue Streak ignition coils have 9% higher spark energy and 18% higher secondary voltage, which leads to better combustion of fuel mixture and reduced exhaust gas discharge

Basic Manufacturing at Our State-of-the-Art Facility

Our ISO/TS16949 and ISO14000-certified facility in Bialystok, Poland, is dedicated to the highest quality manufacturing. Spanning 105,000 square feet, the facility serves as a basic design and engineering center for our Blue Streak® ignition coils. The facility employs lean manufacturing methods such as the 5S philosophy and features a vertically integrated manufacturing process with multi-spindle winding, injection molding, potting, curing, and welding. At the end of the day, the parts that leave our SMP® Poland facility are manufactured for superior performance and durability. 

 


Blue Streak vs OE Coil Comparison

To see what makes our ignition coils superior, we conducted a visual cutaway comparison against the OE. Here’s what we found: 

Blue Streak Vs OE Ignition Coil

 

1. Winding Sections

OE: 8 primary winding sections.

Blue Streak: With 10 primary winding sections, our design reduces the height of each section’s winding to decrease the risk of breakage between sections.

2. Winding Distribution

OE: Uneven number of winding turns.

Blue Streak: Our barrel winding distribution precisely reduces the number of turns in the first and last two sections to reduce the voltage gradient. When combined with our higher G2 insulation grade, our winding distribution lowers the risk of breakage within the winding.

3. Epoxy System

OE: Potted using “yellow” epoxy system.

Blue Streak: When compared to common “amber/yellow” epoxy systems, our “black” epoxy system features nearly 40% higher insulation resistance to voltage breakdown.