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22 hours ago, Andyy said:

I have a 10" X-coil in the mail too.  I am curious to see how well it does competing with the standard 8" SDC coil.  Once all of these coils get delivered, we should have a pretty good idea.

This is what i would like to know too.  

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Excellent result!

I love that salt and pepper country...


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On 6/14/2019 at 8:24 AM, flakmagnet said:

Slightly off topic,

Anyone know someone who can make a patch lead in the US?


I took this from another thread where I posted it but here are some ideas about someone who could cut a coil cord, make the patch and attach a new connector:


We've had several people inquire about who could make the patch lead here in the states if someone wonders about their abilities and I've thought of a solution.  Most automotive electrical shops deal with patch leads of a similar nature so they could act like they are just making another harness.  

We also have offroad shops that install lights and things on tricked out trucks.  I even stopped by one of those in Maryborough looking for a car wash/detailer.

A final thought on the matter is to go to a speedometer shop.  I did that recently to get the lights updated on my 2003 Escalade.  I noticed that they put it on a bench and re-soldered all the connections ... not just the ones that were dim.

Those are the places I'd go with it if I bought an XCoil.


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 It's a very small area you're dealing with to get the 5 wires soldered on so if you're not confident with soldering any auto electrician or electronics repair shop should be able to take it on, it's not overly difficult it's just a small area you're dealing with so you have to be pretty neat with your soldering for it to fit back inside the connector so it's better to get someone who regularly does that type of thing to ensure it's done well.  It sure wouldn't be an expensive job they'll have it done in 30 minutes.

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I've read the instructions and it's pretty basic soldering, I'm sure I can do it no problems. The prospect of making one for someone else and ending up with the "coil not connected" error and getting blamed for it or feeling bad about someone losing a trip or buying a new coil makes me really not want to do that though after seeing the latest thread.

That aside, thinking about this all - I really don't see this as a sustainable business model for these coils. I really wonder how long they are going to stick around to replace coils/keep making new ones or honor warranties if another competitor comes out with licensed coils for the same price or cheaper which are plug and play?

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G'day Jasong

I am sure you won't have any problems making the patch lead, you have the instructions and the coils you have ordered are about to be sent to you.

I am meeting Condor (Steve) today to work out what is causing his problem, wether it is the patch lead or the coil not working.

There is no doubt that for a better "business model for these coils" would be if minelab would make the patch leads, or license the manufacture for a fee to supply and use the coil cable with the chip in the plug to fit to be fitted to the X-Coils.  Will that happen, probably not, but it would be the best solution and if Minelab is not intending to make a range of coils smaller and large sizes then I don't know why not, they will make some $ fro the license fee, sell extra lower shafts, and most likely sell a lot more GPZ7000's this is just my opinion.

cheers dave 

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Yeah we can discuss the patch lead til the "cows come home", but my 10"X coil should be delivered today, bugger procrastinating lets be positive and get the X gold. I can feel a nugget coming on...……...

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On 6/20/2019 at 6:53 PM, davsgold said:

Just back from 5 days detecting, 10" X-Coil and 12" spiral X-coil, first 2 days 12 grams on an old patch that had been done with 7000 and GPZ14 coils over the last few years.

Picture shows the type of ground and the 10" X-Coil on the 7000

2 days 12 grams on this ground.jpg

12 Grams of gold in the first 2 days here on the old patch


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5 days later and alternating between the 10" X-Coil and the 12" spiral X-Coil, ended up with 38 grams of gold.

cheers dave

Bloody awesome Dave. Good for you mate. I am loving my 10 x 9.

Best of luck to you out there

JW 🤠

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On 6/15/2019 at 11:08 PM, afreakofnature said:

This is what i would like to know too.  

Well I`ve sort of done this, by that I mean using them on separate occasions on the same bit of ground not an actual side x side test. It is my opinion that the ML 8" is outclassed by both the 11" C (Coiltek) coil on the SDC and by the 10" X coil on the Z but between the 11"C + SDC and the 10"X + Z I haven`t seen a difference as yet. I doubt I will use ML 8 on my SDC, another point for the 11"C I prefer centre mount coils. The ML 8 did get gold on this site but not with the ease both the 11"C and 10"X do. 

Side by side tests, photos, vids and other such methods of displaying my opinion are not my thing, but if you or any other private user has any questions about my opinion on the X or C coils, I will give my opinion as an answer.

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