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Old 12-28-2016, 08:21:13 PM
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nice to meet someone that was with homite back in the day i started working on small engines back in 1988 thru the years have collected tons of nos homelite parts still have a bunch today nice talking to u all

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nice to meet someone that was with homelite back in the day i started working on small engines back in 1988 thru the years have collected tons of nos homelite parts still have a bunch today nice talking to u all
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Anyone know where I can score a coil for a super XL? mine died a while back and I would like to get it going again.
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is your super xl electronic ignition or points phelon or wico it makes a difference my first thought would be chainsaw lady or ebay i sold the last used one i had
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I agree. I have an XL-12 that I bought used in 1973, Cut firewood and much other wood in Oregon for years. I still have it and when needed it starts right up and does the job it was intended to do. These were great saws. Only thing I have ever done was replace bar, chain, air filter and spark plug, as needed.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:26:27 PM
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This is the coil on it. Its a super XL automatic.

it looks like prestolite is written on coil down in between the flywheel and coil.
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does the wire next to the spark plug wire go down under the flywheel if it does its point ignition in that case i would pull the flywheel and clean the points and set the gap to .015 and use a feeler gauge not a match book or card stock the coils on these old point ignition saws rarly go bad its mostly dirty points or bad points and condenser
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coyote i have the points and condenser on hand and if its a point ignition i have the coils to
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The wire goes to a ground so I guess its an electronic ignition. I pulled the coil and it appears that the previous owner siliconed over a crack in the coil case. So now I know why it quit working.
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would a good used one work for u ?
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There is a reason you don't see the heavy, noisy XL'S near a true logger. They are out dated. Never kept up to the market
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