I bought one of those and you could make your own if your coil is good. Underneath the shrink wrap is a $13.00 Nova2 ignition module and a two wire crimper. See my previous posts for instructions.I am currently working on this fix and will probably have it soldered tonight and ready by the weekend. My questions is if this replacement part would work, or has worked, for other people?
just joined this site as a search for a fix for my Stihl 041 AVE ignition failure when hot brings up threads here with people are having the same issue . after reading many post and looking at pictures I appear to have a SEM GE style electronic ignition (just like pictured in post 751)which im finding out is the worst available on this saw yea (my coil is good but think the module is bad) . you seem to be narrowing down a solution that involves the nova2 module and moving the magnets on the SEM FW(which is the south magnet?) .in your opinion is the best route at this point to replace this system using the existing flywheel and nova2 module? I found a points style plate with coil but no flywheel on ebay , then convert by using the points coil and install the Nova2 module away from under FW or use the Saegenspezi unit. i just want to get this great saw back working as cheaply as possibleI have some great news about the SEM GE flywheel when converting over to the Saegenspezi ignition-- you can still use the GE flywheel and fan by moving two of the four magnets that are inside the SEM flywheel. I found out by using a magnet polarity tester that the north/south magnets sit together and the ones on the opposite side are non-magnetic and only used for balance.
The magnets are held on by glue and screws, and can be removed by a propane torch. You may have to drill the brass screws out. Then it's just a matter of moving the north or south magnet so they sit 180 degrees apart and either keep using 4 magnets or 2 magnets. Timing to 26 degrees BTDC is a matter of testing using a timing light and 12v battery.
perfect, thank you nolids, i noticed the two dummy magnets and wondered what was going on there . will this work with the coil off the points style plate as I cant use the SEM module plate obviously , I think I found a used 041 plate that will have the coil with wings on it ? (will the coil be in the right place?) are the instructions with the nova2 module easy to figure out or are there some tricks to wiring it up?Great! I'm the one (nolids) who gave the instructions to replace the SEM GE module using the inexpensive NOVA module. When I did mine, I spent an extra $40 getting a Bosch flywheel so I would have north and south magnets 180 degrees apart on a flywheel that would reuse the aluminum fan for the SEM GE pull start. Then I started to look at the original SEM GE flywheel, bought a magnet polarity tester and found out the four magnets were one north, one south, and the opposite side were dead and just there to balance the flywheel. So to save yourself $40 bucks, heat the south magnet with a propane torch and see if you can loosen the south magnet and remove the brass screw that holds it in place along with the glue. If you hold the SEM GE flywheel so you are looking at the back side, the north magnet will be on the left and the south magnet next to it on the right (clockwise). You want to remove the south magnet to retain timing and put it in place of the dummy magnet 180 degrees away. You can do it this way and put the dummy magnet where you took the south magnet off and you will retain balance with 4 magnets. Or remove both dummy magnets and run only a north and south magnet (2 magnets, 180 degrees apart). Use Seal-All and a screw to glue the magnets back on.
If the 041 backing plate will fit with the coil at 3 o'clock and it's a good coil, you have it made. The NOVA instructions will walk you through the wiring and you should have a negative ground. Just don't mount the NOVA under the flywheel!perfect, thank you nolids, i noticed the two dummy magnets and wondered what was going on there . will this work with the coil off the points style plate as I cant use the SEM module plate obviously , I think I found a used 041 plate that will have the coil with wings on it ? (will the coil be in the right place?) are the instructions with the nova2 module easy to figure out or are there some tricks to wiring it up?
sure appreciate your help
Page 3.BTW, just where in this thread is the "pulse cap" repair shown in a picture as the subject of this thread discusses?
Thanks it won’t let me order one and says no shipping due to COVID-19 so I guess I’ll wait till this is over and hopefully can order one thenGo to the website you posted above, select the Stihl 045/056 parts, & then scroll down to the bottom & look for the replacement Bosch/Ducati ignition
That one is supposed to work with your flywheel pictured in your post.
- Item no.: 13705AR1951