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Offline winland

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Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« on: July 22, 2014, 07:02:14 pm »
Is it possible to upgrade an Echo VL saw to an EVL?
Easily?
Readily available parts?
Plug and Play?
Specifically a 702VL

Thanks for info.
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Re: Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 08:19:43 pm »
I have a 702EVL if you ever want to compare stuff.  Otherwise I am clueless to the switch over.
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Re: Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 08:35:59 pm »
I would keep the points ignition as its easier to fix.  Most of the EVL ignition parts were obsoleted when Shindaiwa and Echo merged so theyre getting like hens teeth.   

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Re: Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 09:00:57 pm »
Where can I find the ignition parts for a 702VL

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Re: Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 03:37:33 pm »
What do you need, points and condenser? 

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Re: Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 03:42:53 pm »
Just thought of something else -
Echo like Stihl offered an electronic trigger to replace the points.  Like the Atom or Nova trigger;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Nova-II-Electronic-Transistorized-Ignition-Module-/380764546086?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58a755e426

Using this concept the points and condenser are replaced by the trigger.  You would continue to use the original flywheel and coil.   

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Re: Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 05:39:32 pm »
Thanks Sharkey.
I currently do not need the parts.
Looking at picking up a cheap saw and looking at future possible repairs.
The Nova Ignition module is interesting,
Might pick one up to see if it will work on my Stihl 031.
Thanks again.


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Re: Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2014, 08:03:35 am »
Those NOVA chips have had problems running on Stihl saws .........

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Re: Upgrade a VL to an EVL?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2014, 10:24:52 am »
Some Stihls need the module mounted with the polarity reversed and others, the timing will be way off or both situations.
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