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    1996 SL900 coil

    Hey people it's been quite a while since i have been on here glad to see the forum still exists. Last fall when riding season was about over i started having trouble with the 900, cutting out missing and such. Did the usual checks compression, plugs, carbs etc. So I pulled her in the garage the other day to do some digging and found the coil is bad on the Mag position. I suspected that might be it during the winter after thinking about it and was at a Polaris dealer. I inquired about a new coil he said good luck no longer available. So Would any one have a good used coil, a new coil, or a retro suggestion. It is the 1240 ohm unit going from the diagram in the service manual.


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    Welcome back!

    We have added a few things here, including more service manuals and other useful info.

    The 1996 SL900 ignition coil pack was 4060138, which has been superseded with 4060153 (1996-1998 900/1050 motors).
    Both part numbers appear to be discontinued

    Have a look through the Classifieds for parting out options, or contact John Zigler or Beach_Blonde (GH members)

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    Thank's

    Thank's for the info hhmm and what is a GH member ? I am guessing gear head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRT&H2O=MUD View Post
    ...what is a GH member ? ...
    Green Hulk member

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    LOL DUH

    Yea Green Hulk member I should have known LOL Thank's K447. So I am not an electrical guru although I have done some creative thing's in the past. About a retrofit since each cylinder has a seperate trigger coil and each cylinder fires seperately and the CDI has a seperate trigger wire for each cylinder I wonder if it were possible if I can find coil's in the proper ohm range to do a one coil per cylinder retro? HHMM

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    BTW, do you have the original 1996 CDI and electrical stator, or the Ignition Update Kit?

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    Good question

    Now that would be a good question K447 I have only had the ski for 2 years now, I could go to the garage and get the coil and post the number's on it if it would help us identify the system.

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    part nubers

    OK let's see here the coil and CDI module both say PVL made in Germany the CDI pn is 4060137 and the number on the coil is 105 553.03 hope this does some good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRT&H2O=MUD View Post
    ...the coil and CDI module both say PVL made in Germany the CDI pn is 4060137 and the number on the coil is 105 553.03...
    That looks like the original CDI module, as the update kit CDI is 4010447.

    You can check and cross reference Polaris part numbers here.

    I presume you measured the ohms on the ignition coil, and found something wrong?

    The reason for the update kit was that Polaris found the original parts were not 100% reliable over time. If you replace the ignition coil, and the problem remains, then you should consider installing the Ignition Update Kit.

    The Update Kit CDI and stator are designed to work together, and I think you will have problems if you try to update just the CDI.

    For the 1996-1998 900 and 1050 engines, the update kit part number is 2873091.

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    Yea that's right K447 after thinking about the symptoms i decided to measure the resistance. With the plug wires removed i had around 1250 ohms on the middle and pto but open on the mag position of the coil. I did find during disassembly that 2 of the plug caps had corrosion at the wire junction. And after measuring the depth there was 1/8 or less contact between the plug cap and the wire itself my guess would be the extra resistance is what caused the coil to start cutting out then completely fail.

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