OMC 584477 coils made in Hong Kong?

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    daveh


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    #188233

    So, I was about to pull the trigger on some OEM coils for the latest project, since I’m out of the good German made coils.
    I noticed that the OMC coils are made in Hong Kong.
    That being said, are they really any better than what’s being sold aftermarket now, since those are made over there too?

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    frankr
    frankr

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    #188236

    I would like to believe they are made to OMC/BRP Specifications and meet Quality Control checks. I hope.

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    daveh


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    #188237

    Well, they do have a quality check sticker on the side, but that still doesn’t ease my mind. The Hong Kong thing worries me a bit.
    If that’s the best I can find, I guess I’ll try em and see how they are.

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    garry-in-michigan

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    #188239

    I vividly recall what happened when OMC started outsourcing to reduce expenses . . . It also reduced quality! On the other hand, in 10 years Hong Kong will be under water.

    Ken Smith
    Ken Smith

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    #188277

    I’ve tried them in a couple of motors. So far so good.

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    crosbyman

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    Mumbles
    Mumbles

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    #188289

    The question should be, has anyone experienced a failure yet with the cheaper Chinese coils?

    I’ve installed around fifty of them and so far, so good. Your mileage may vary.

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    crosbyman

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    #188310

    about just … 6 for me and no issues

    Tubs
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    billw

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    #188346

    The question should be, has anyone experienced a failure yet with the cheaper Chinese coils?

    I’ve installed around fifty of them and so far, so good. Your mileage may vary.

    I had a failure of the cheap coils. I put a pair on an 18 Evinrude. Fired it up in a tank and it ran well. Launched the boat less than a quarter mile and 10 minutes later, and one just up and died, never to return. Came back home, went through a thorough troubleshooting process and it was the coil, without a doubt, that failed. I put a good used one in it’s place and the engine ran fine for hours after that.

    Long live American manufacturing!

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    crosbyman

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    #188347

    certainly possible for anything to fail but it would appear that in general these coils are fine. It would seem that BRP arrived at that same conclusion if they decided to outsource these things to HK .
    jmho

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    wbeaton

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    #188348

    I think the cheap coils on eBay are seconds. Meaning they didn’t pass QAQC the first time. I’ve bought a few dozen of them now and find the build quality between coils to be inconsistent. They still work fine. I haven’t had any failures yet.

    Wayne
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    kirkp


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    #188403

    I haven’t bought any of these coils recently but have been considering it for use on non-OMC motors. I’ve noticed in pictures (and maybe read it somewhere) that some coils use epoxy or something to glue the winding to the laminates. This is in lieu of the metal tab that is bent over to hold the winding on. Is it possible to get these windings off or should I make sure to get coils with the metal retainer tab?
    Thanks
    Kirk

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    wbeaton

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    #188407

    The Chinese coils are indeed epoxied to the laminates. You have to be careful pressing them off. I have used them for a number of coil swaps now and haven’t irreparably damaged any.

    Wayne
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    Tubs
    Tubs

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    #188415

    The green Chinese coils that I posted a link to are not epoxies to the laminates.
    I mostly use them as substitutes for coils that are no longer available modifying
    the laminates to make them fit.

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