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    jimk


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    #181799

    It looks like my options for coils are Sierra and china made. Is the Sierra worth the extra? From what I am finding the rubber boot wont fit over the plug wire so would it be ok to fill the gap with a sealant? Thanks again! Jim

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    frankr

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    #181800

    A lot of negative reports about Sierra coils have been received over the last couple of years. The problems concerned poor fit. It is unclear whether they have corrected the problems yet or not. Actually, I haven’t bought any at all since Jim Judkins discontinued selling German coils so I can’t report on the many Chinesium coils on the market now.

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    garry-in-michigan

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    #181812

    I have h heard the laminations on the Chinese coils are a poor fit, but the coils are good. Many are prying the coils off and putting them on the original OMC laminations.

    Garry in Michigan

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    jimk


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    #181814

    Sounds as if they might be worth a try then for the cost. Its on a 1951 5 hp and it wont be used a lot just want to get it up and running. Ok to fill the gap where the rubber caps over the plug wires would go with a sealant then?

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    jeff-register

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    #181815

    Garry in Mich. My birth state Garry. Too many trees in Florida falling in your back yard? Anyway good to hear from the master, Jeff

    On the coils ask what if I want to return them policy before spending any money. I ordered some lab pyrex vessels & they came in tiny pieces…..can’t build neon tubes with that!!
    Buyer beware

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    jcrigan

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    #181821

    You can use shrink tubing over the wires.

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    jimk


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    #181823

    You can use shrink tubing over the wires.

    Thanks! Never would of thought of that!

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    frankr

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    #181826

    That is good to know. I assume they are the same ones Jim used to sell. I’ve used them with good results.

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