Post by sweepleader on Feb 22, 2020 10:26:08 GMT -5
I agree with fossil, they should be in the air flow, but I am not convinced that prevents failure. You might have good luck with a part from Oregon, they have always impressed me with quality parts. It does look like a repackaged Nova, which have gotten mixed reviews. The trouble is nobody seems to know for sure, all the "facts" are really guesses and opinions, including my own.
I had an SXL with one that had obviously been there a long time, it was hard to start but ran very strong if you had the arm for starting it. My John Deere 185 with a Kawasaki engine had a 25 year old factory original module failure, I put on one that I had purchased to use on a saw. I mounted it in the same spot as the original unit and it ran fine for a few hours before it failed. I put on a second one that lasted long enough to get an original style one and mount it.
You pays your nickel and you takes your chances. Best of luck.
XL-500 (One owner, me), Another XL-500 XL-15, Big Red, John Deere 350CS(Yellow SXLAO) Old Blue (SXLAO) XL-BC4 Brush Cutter, Little Red, XL2, XLA115/1/400-1P (115VAC, Single Phase, 400Hz, 125Watts) XL-98 Multi Purpose Saw 1969 T50 Chev Fire Truck 1962 K10 Chev Pickup 400SBC TH400 1981 C10 Chev Pickup 250-6 4spd
I have installed them on a few saws since that post. I have had no problem. The hardest part is finding a good location to attach the module to the saw and where to route the wires. I think they’re great if you can’t find ignition parts for a good price!
I do prefer to leave a points ignition system in but sometimes it’s just easier and cheaper to put a chip in.