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« on: March 09, 2017, 07:17:46 pm »
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Took me a entire hunt to realize it wasn't working properly. I started tapping the wire and found it has a short of some kind at the connector where it meats the control unit. Has anyone every repaired a coil in this condition. I sure would like to use that coil. There just doesnt seem to be too many DIY folks available. I have read cutting a few inches off the coil wire wont effect it that much. Yes or No?

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I'd like to help, JHD, but I'm no tech guy.  Homefire ought to be able to tell you what you need to know.  How about it, Homie?

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 07:57:47 pm »
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What type detector we on about here?  Is the Connector Molded or open ?

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Well I bought a new etrac and trying out new coils. Picked up this coil cheap so not out a lot of cash. Funny thing, I took the connector where it mounts to the control box and cleaned it up a bit. It seems to be working fine. Will know my next trip out. I hooked up my other two coils the 6 inch and 8 inch and they both got about 6 to 8 inches on a air test. My F75 gets a lot more but all coils testing the same. Homie isnt too far from me, I may come up some day and check out the rock store. Let me mention I was in the house when doing air test. I dont put much faith in air test, just lets you know what the detector sounds like. I think there was some metal stuck in the bottom of the coil and a lot of moisture damage at the connector end of the cable. Lil diet coke and bam it all new. The metal may have been picked up when I was at shop where wife worked. Its a metal shop and I used one of the rags there to clean the coil. I was very surprised a piece of metal that small would foul up the coil. I am having a hard time keeping this forum pinned so I can access it. But all good help here. My wife made a gift of the etrac as we had a small windfall. I can say I may add a large coil when I can. Stock soil too noisy to run here locally. The 8 inch and 6 inch coils are killing it. But the 8x6 sef is my next trip out. This is supposed to be the coil to have. I will say the 6 inch coiltec is a heavy bugger but does really good in the trash too. I still dont know why it was ringing up the same no matter what coin I ran across the coil but it is working now.

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 Glad to hear you have it sorted out.  Where abouts are you ?

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Down here in Cruces. Let me get some coffee in me.

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   Will do when My ride gets rolling again.   Maybe hit the Organ Mtns too.

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I know a place you might be interested in. The 8x6 did ok today.


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Then I would have to take you to the Franklin Mtns.

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