yeah poor Smitty, first he lost Ted then this!
davkots wrote:Are your rusted coils stainless steel coils? I was thinking about getting a coil from HILKOIL. There made out of stainless.
That's exactly what these are -- from Hilkoil too. Wet basement & lack of cleaning = pics above.
Luckily I spent the extra cash on some quick-connect fittings, so there will be no de-soldering of joints. I'm pretty sure once I take the coils out & make a few passes across the wire wheel, they'll clean right up as new. All that junk is just residue welded on there, for the most part. When I wiped it with my finger it seemed to come right off.
Still trying to gather motivation, as the motorcycle & fishing seasons are still in full swing!
EDIT: just wanted to add that these coils are so thick-walled, that even if that was genuine rust on there they would still last for years. It's some pretty heavy-duty stuff. That's reflected in the price, as you'll see.