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Magnetos, Ignition Coils and Spark Plugs

Wico xh2485c


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Old 04-21-2018, 09:45:04 PM
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Is it possible to attach an ignition moduel(like a nova2) on my magneto so I can eliminate my points and condensor? The motor is a Kohler k662 on my m500 bobcat.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:48:59 AM
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Are you having that much trouble with your points n condensor?
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:04:05 PM
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It's just you have to pull mag off to do anything because of the location. After some research, I've answered my question. There is no way to use an ignition module on a non battery powered ignition system.
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Default Re: Wico xh2485c

While that type module will work(and was actually designed for) magneto ignition(flywheel type originally I think), it is inferior to original ignition systems most of the time in my experience. It is extremely inferior in the Wico X magneto as I can attest from experimentation. I would only use it if original parts are not available or extremely expensive. Just my opinion though.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:04:16 PM
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Default Re: Wico xh2485c

Thanks for reply. I do like keeping things original , but I'm pushing 70 and would rather play with my melroe bobcat than work on it, anyway who wants a model T Ford with a fuel injected motor and air conditioning, NOT ME!
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:25:31 AM
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Default Re: Wico xh2485c

Ignition modules are used on non battery systems like lawn mowers. Basically if everything inside the distributor is in good condition you shouldn't have to get to it very often at all, maybe once a year when serving the machine which isn't that much of a problem. We have vintage tractors and some still pull there weight about the place and I have only had to check the points once in 3 years of constant use.
Pull it out and test the condensor is well with in specs and not near enough, test the coil under load or at least heat it up in an oven for a short time to see if it is in good condition and lastly clean and dress your ignition points and ensure they are spotlessly clean. Once all these things are done and meet the criteria then you will get good service form it and leave you to play with the bobcat.
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