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There are various ways to repair them using modern day adhesives.
If I remember correctly the answer was using a small L shaped bracket support bonded to the broken parts.
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"""""Replacement xp dues replacement coil lugs
Item no 323175554007
Printed in High Quality Strong PETG Plastic.
Either glue on using good quality 2 part epoxy or similar. Alternatively you could just use 2 cable ties and criss cross them and fasten around base of coil.
All Parts Printed To a High Standard Using Only High Quality Plastic Filament.
Posted Same Day First Class if ordered before 3 PM.
(Sorry about postage cost but its 5mm too wide to qualify for the lower postage of £1.20""
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Mine have gone again on the replacement coil which is now out of warranty
Check you are not within warranty, they will replace the coil for free - however, fat lot of good that is if they don't give you one with better lugs!
You may get someone (I suspect that either works for ML or has some kind of other vested interest?) wading in to this topic in a minute and accusing you of "misusing it" or not putting the rubber washers in etc... Rather than feedback the problem to ML and help get to the root of the problem!
I can only guess as the machines are made in America for beach hunting, gold prospecting and 'coin shooting' on grass, that they are not tough enough to deal with stubble or cold temperatures?
My coil is waiting to be fixed with epoxy however, I think you need to be sure what plastic the coil is made of to ensure it bonds correctly??
Real shame as the Xterra range are brilliant machines and, in my opinion, this is the only downside - but it's a pretty big one!
Not sure if that Deus placement would work on a ML??
Good luck and keep us posted as to what solution you try.
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Someone said they looked beefed up, quite the opposite they have been beefed down. I had a coil fill up with water on wet grass on the x-terra it was a defect in the seam which had lot of pinholes in it.
And guess what! I have contacted the Minelab repair centre and they have no spares for the Equinox at the moment, surely this should of been put in place first before they sold it to the UK. As a temporary solution I have managed to cable tie it.
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I hope Minelab gets you sorted soon.
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It was out of warranty so Minelab weren't interested.
I'm very conscious of equipment and don't abuse the stuff - it's too expensive for that. But poor design IMHO.
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Not had any problems myself with Minelab kit yet in 20 years except through blatent misuse and stupidity. However, that's why I always have 2 of whatever I currently use.Bargeman wrote: ↑Mon May 28, 2018 9:30 pmWow! I am genuinely surprised by this. I have had no such problem, and I am not at all gentle with my Nox. It is usually thrown in the back of the van, and can be bouncing around in there for days. I have used it in the snow, in long stalks, rocky ground etc, it really gets a tough life with me. and it just handles everything I throw at it.
I hope Minelab gets you sorted soon.
My first impression was that the lugs on the 800 do look light but we shall see. Hope that yours gets sorted soon.
I have an xterra and both lugs broke and I had to do a repair
Upvc sheet 6mm and epoxy resin did the trick have a look at my post in the xterra category
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