Post by smitty1183 on Apr 21, 2022 21:25:38 GMT -5
I have this old Xl that I finally decided I would try to get running, but I don't seem to be getting any spark on it, I bought what I thought would be the right ignition coil but the connections are slightly different and I am still not getting a spark, I had the saw running probably 25 years but after the pull cord broke 3 or 4 times it was set in a corner and forgotten and now I am not sure what else to check that could be causing the problem. I wouldn't think the coil would have gone bad from just sitting around. Any help will be appreciated.
Do you know if the saw has points & condenser or if it's electronic?If it's a points saw it'll have a wire running from under (or around) the flywheel.It's rare that a coil goes bad from just sitting,condensers yes,but not coils.If a points saw your points could've gotten tarnished from sitting & they may only need to be cleaned & re-gapped.
It does have the wire running from behind the flywheel, and I meant ignition module I have not pulled the flywheel, will have to rig up some type wheel puller I guess, I have made one before some angle iron and some bolts unless there is an easier way.
I was just found your post about your neighbors xl
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2022 10:38:07 GMT -5 by smitty1183
Post by rarefish383 on May 12, 2022 19:18:46 GMT -5
I made a couple pullers like you said. Then I bought a half decent one at Advanced Auto. All of the different size bolts were too big so I had to buy a couple dollars worth of smaller ones and some flat washers to keep them from dropping through the slots on the puller. I've had good success on using Nova II chips to by pass old points. I've put them in Super EZ's, XL12's A C51 and C72 and a Super 1050, plus my John Deere 265. All work nice.