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Originally Posted by WERK-I View Post
Sorry, no. When you apply any DC voltage to a capacitor, it initially acts as a low resistance circuit and then goes to infinity. Any kind of meter, analog or digital, applies a very small voltage across the circuit being measured to determine its resistance. Ohm's Law for DC..... R=V/I. Inductors have opposite characteristics when DC Voltage is applied then. Infinity then to winding resistance value. I not saying that this test point where the resistance measurement is incorrect, but it does not point to a bad capacitor.
I have to admit with the low cost of capacitors I always replace them with a new one. I have a stock of various different sizes (uF's) so it's no big deal for me. They can also change shape which is a give away of failure.

Is there any other way to test them apart from substitution?

As for the CDI, do you think this is an indication of a failed unit?
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