Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18″

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Ignition Coil Test by SmallEng.com

You may need to use a jumper wire between the threaded part of the plug and the cooling fins. You do not have to bend up the electrode.

Ignition module gap Place a business or index card between the fly wheel and coil, rotate until the magnetic attraction pulls everything tight together. Tighten the coil screws, rotate the flywheel until the attraction eases and remove the card. Ensure nothing contacts when the flywheel is rotated.

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A: The spark plug gap on all products is . 025-inch.
The ohmic resistance of the coil is around 0.2–3.0 Ω on the primary side and around 5–20 kΩ on the secondary side.
The gap setting is different for each vehicle but most are somewhere between 0.028″ and . 060″. Consult the owner`s manual or Champion ® catalog to find the recommended setting for the vehicle you`re working on.
For circular coils this spacing is equal to half the diameter of the coils; for square coils it is2 equal to 0.5445 times the length of a side.
To test a coil with a multimeter, you will need to connect the leads of the multimeter to the coil terminals. Once the connection is made, you can set the multimeter to the resistance mode and measure the resistance of the coil.
Air bubbles can create a path for electricity inside of a coil, and lead to premature failure. Coils fail for a variety of reasons including heat, vibration, or issues on the secondary side of the ignition system.
Types of Ignition Coils

Ignition coils come in various types of ignition systems, but all of them take energy from the battery (usually 12 volts) and convert it to a high enough voltage (50,000 volts or more) to create a spark.

Connect the multimeter to the negative and positive terminals of the ignition coil to get a primary circuit reading. If the multimeter shows a reading of 0 ohms, the ignition coil has shorted and needs replacing.
As long as it is not less than 0.30mm, it will be OK. If the gap is too great, the engine may not start as easily. If the gap is too small (< 0.30mm), there is the risk that the coil and flywheel might touch as the flywheel heats up and expands when the engine is run.
The flywheel works with the standard OEM clone coil with a recommended coil gap of . 038-. 040″.
016″ gap is the most common for those running stock flywheels on Predator 212, 196 Clones, GX200 Hondas, Tillotson 196, 212 & 225 engines small blocks as well as big blocks and v-twins.
The flywheel works with the standard OEM clone coil with a recommended coil gap of . 038-. 040″.

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HOW TO TEST IGNITION COIL ON A POULAN CHAIN SAW MODEL 2000? ALSO WHAT IS THE AIR GAP ADJUSTMENT FOR THE SAME?
ANSWER : Ignition Coil Test by SmallEng.com

You may need to use a jumper wire between the threaded part of the plug and the cooling fins. You do not have to bend up the electrode.

Ignition module gap Place a business or index card between the fly wheel and coil, rotate until the magnetic attraction pulls everything tight together. Tighten the coil screws, rotate the flywheel until the attraction eases and remove the card. Ensure nothing contacts when the flywheel is rotated.

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Lou
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I KNOW THE SERIAL # BUT THE MODEL # IS WON OFF. HOW CAN I USE MY SERIAL # TO FIND THE MODEL #?
ANSWER : Take or call the saw shop and give them your serial # they should be able to tell you the model or take your saw down to the saw shop that sells your brand of saw and ask them. Good luck .

Coil gap What is the coil to rotor gap for a Poulan Pro 285
ANSWER : Remove the plug. Place a business or index card between the coil and flywheel. Rotate the flywheel until the magnet holds the coil tightly against the card, tighten all fasteners. Rotate the flywheel until the magnetic attraction eases and remove the card. Rotate the flywheel through a couple of revolutions and ensure nothing drags or contacts the flywheel. HTH
Lou

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ANSWER : .025″ plug gap

Poulan 4018 pp4018 – Poulan P4018 18Inch 40cc 2Cycle Gas Powered Easy Start Chain Saw With Case
ANSWER : Proper fuel mixture?

Need a chain for 14in electric poulan chain saw the normal 14 in chain does not list the electric saw as one it will fit
ANSWER : Hello Jennifer;
The number of drive links, pitch and gauge of the chain need to be determined to answer your question. If you take your saw or just the chain to a local chain saw outlet a new chain can be fabricated in a very few minutes. This will save shipping and handling fees as well. While there get the numbers mentioned above. Once you have these you can likely find a low kickback chain in a local home center the next time the chain needs replacement.
The FAQs here can likely answer all your questions.
http://www.oregonchain.com/pro/service/faq.htm

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My chainsaw has no spark, I have checked the spark plug and it works on another unit, i guess it may be the ignition, ho0wever as it is a small coil I have no way of checking. can the coil be simply tested, otherwise can one be purcahsed.
ANSWER : Yes the coil can be tested. you would need to know the proper specs but with a multimeter you should be able to get a resistance value from your plug wire to ground. With my experience 10000 – 30000 ohms should allow it to run. If this is no help one common thing is your kill switch. A wire should run from the coil to the switch, if this wire is shorted to ground it will not run.

Adjustment for coil. how many thousands of " – Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw 2.5 Cuin
ANSWER : Most coil to flywheel adjustment is fixed by the mounting screws
it will be around .002″ or have clearance as close to the flywheel without touching it as contact is a dead short