This is a general question, not directly for a single model. I have something like three saws with cracked ignition wire, badly prolonged with ... something. I’m looking for a solution how to remove the glued in wires and installation of a new one. I don‘t want to kill something as these US parts are really hard to find in Europe. Hope someone has experience in this topic. I would be greatful to recieve help
By ignition wire do you mean the wire that connects your coil to the spark plug?
If yes then typically a copper core replacement wire can be purchased at any small engine shop. I think that the common Homelite spark plug wire is 5mm and 7mm....I think? Once you get the wire out you can just take it to the shop and match it up.
Getting them out is typically easy in my experience with the exception of a 5mm wire that I pulled from a C-51 that was glued in with a yellow apoxy. I would not be surprised if you have the same or similar.
Most can simply be twisted out by turning counter clockwise. If it’s glued in with an apoxy that can be a bit tedious. I tried to twist it out like I’ve done on many others but the old wire cracked off flush with the coil. I then picked out all the little wire bits until I could see the screw down in the coil that it attached to. Blow it out and screw in the new wire.
You just have to be very careful to not crack or break the coil as your picking the bits out. They can be quite brittle and break easily.....
Hope this help. Possibly others have a better method than my barbaric method!
That is exactly what I wanted to know! Thank you! Exactly with these wires and coils of the C-5 and their relatives I’m faced to the issue with glued in wires. The other version how to change the wires is familiar to me. This is something I practised already many times.
Post by onlyhomelites on Mar 19, 2021 10:01:52 GMT -5
I just replaced the wire on a Zip (Same setup) and it was held in with that yellow epoxy. I've found that hard twists back and forth will break the epoxy and all of a sudden, the wire comes out. I just use the MotoSeal I have on hand for resealing.
Post by homelite69 on Mar 19, 2021 11:19:32 GMT -5
That’s even better! So I will follow this advice and turn it back and forth. Initially my problem was not to know how the connection looks like. If I have information about it, I know how to handle it. Thank you for this advice!