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Condenser

Discussion in 'Agricultural Equipment' started by Old Doug, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Old Doug

    Old Doug Senior Member

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    I never saw one go bad until the last few years. I have replaced 2 on a guys 70 F600 and a buddys 3010 wouldnt start i told him to replace it that fixed it but a year or so later he called and said it wouldnt start it was the condenser agin.Is their something else goting on?
     
  2. Moonlite

    Moonlite Senior Member

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    If it's not burning up the points I would say it's just defective condensers.
     
  3. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

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    Maybe because there are hardly any left running still, they are not doing quality control any longer. Just a thought.
     
  4. DIYDAVE

    DIYDAVE Senior Member

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    I've been replacing point and condenser units, with pertronix electronic ignition kits. Its about $100, same labor as p&C, and generally fixes it forever....
     
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  5. colson04

    colson04 Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the pertronix electronic ignition kit. Simple to install and basically maintenance free. I 've used them on Volkswagen engines used in sandrails. They work very well and can take handle the abuse of hard trail or dune riding all day. Don't use off brand electronic ignition kits though. They quickly become more work than points. Pertronix is the name to trust.
     
  6. farmerlund

    farmerlund Well-Known Member

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    Yep, no reason to stick with the points setup. switch it and be done. plus they run better and don't need adjustment.
     
  7. Old Doug

    Old Doug Senior Member

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    I have used alot of stuff with points and other than haveing to change or clean them on something that i bought or has been seting i cant complane.I read about the pertronix but one thing i didnt see is will the same system work on 4 6 and v8s?
     
  8. DIYDAVE

    DIYDAVE Senior Member

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    Basically its broken down into voltage and grounding. 12 + or - ground and 6 volt + or - ground. needs a coil with 3 ohms resistance, too. PM me and I'll give you the name of a company, that sells them, at a good price...;)