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Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: dobbratacus
Date: July 10, 2017 08:55PM
Hey guys, I tried figuring this out myself but couldn't find anything definitive. Time to refer to the pros. My Excalibur 1000 coil I believe is about toast. I want to replace with something similar. What's the easiest way to do this. Send to Minelab? Kellyco? Or can I buy what I read about today, a tornado coil? Any and all input appreciated. OBN, the WOT you wired for me five years ago on another Excalibur is still going strong. Thanks.

Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: dobbratacus
Date: July 11, 2017 08:21PM
Have I @#$%& someone off?

Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: OldBeechnut
Date: July 11, 2017 11:39PM
Always alot of lookers just not many posters. Makes me wonder what happened to all the old timers...who use to post..



2017 .. Gold Rings 134..........Silvers 176

Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: KENNE-BILL
Date: July 11, 2017 11:45PM
Believe the Kellyco repair center is the only place (authorized) servicing Minelab detectors. I just received my Excal back a couple of weeks ago from Kellyco to have the coil replaced as well as all seals/O-rings, the detector is working as it should with no problems. I provided the coil which was used 10" Excalibur II BBS, be prepared for a bit of a wait if you decide to send in your detector which I knew beforehand but didn't mind as I have other detectors to hunt with.

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Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: bob.oz
Date: July 12, 2017 07:33AM
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dobbratacus
Have I @#$%& someone off?
Lol, It's not you! :shrug:.....>>>>Heck, I'm starting to think me, and three other guys wear dive boots.:unsure:

****I was able to use Kco in Florida to replace the coil and o-rings on my Xcal 1000 about 3 years ago, It took about 3 weeks. Now, from what I've heard, it takes months for out of warranty repairs and mods. I need to get the PP mode, but don't want to give up the detector for that long. I do the O-rings myself now, but would be unsure on other mods being my first attempt. GL

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Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: July 13, 2017 06:03AM
You might check with GOLD DIGGER DETECTORS. I believe Matty St James is doing work for Ron Delgado. He discussed a splitter for the PP/headphones. Kelleyco has suspended the mods..... and i dont think out of repair work is now months. One way to find out is call. You can use any Sov coil.



Xcal II, Blue Xcal 1000, Sov GT, Exp SE
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.
D. Meeker

Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: dobbratacus
Date: July 13, 2017 08:56AM
Thanks Dewcon, you answered my question perfectly. Any link to the type of sovereign coil that forum members recommend that I should be looking at to mate with my excal 1000?Gonna see if OBN can do some mods for me this winter. Thanks for your time.

Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: tvr
Date: July 13, 2017 04:12PM
Doing a search on "10 inch minelab tornado coil" I find one left with the Sovereign connector on Amazon. All the dealer web sites I looked at showed out of stock, including Kellyco.

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Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: surfman
Date: July 14, 2017 12:17PM
I put a 12x10 sef on one of mine and I love it. I use it for wet/dry sand hunting. To hard to swing in the water but provides great coverage. I use my Excal 2, 10" for wading.



Been in the detecting hobby for around 17 years. Currently using; Minelab CTX3030 w/stock and 6" coils. For beach and water I have two Minelab Excaliburs. An Excal II, 10"on an Anderson Carbon Fiber over and under and a Blue 1000 with a 12x10sef on a green Anderson over and under. Both with remote PP and modified headphones.

Oldest Copper; 1694 King William&Mary

Oldest Silver; 1792 Half Reale

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Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: July 15, 2017 07:01AM
I use a standard Sov coil on my blue Xcals. You can count on a standard coil being tuned to the Xcal. Also, do a post in the WTB classifieds. Toward the fall you tend to see more for sale. I find that odd the dealers sites are out of stock.... but you could check the sponsors here they can tell you how long to get one or if they might have a used one laying around. NEL has some good coils too. There are a lot of these coils out there...... but some of us seen this coming and have a few stashed away as they came available.

Dew



Xcal II, Blue Xcal 1000, Sov GT, Exp SE
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.
D. Meeker

Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: dobbratacus
Date: July 17, 2017 09:33PM
Thanks, I bought a tornado. A bird in the hand...

Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: pasttom
Date: July 20, 2017 01:14PM
All things considered I think a 10 inch tornado is the right choice for overall use. IMHO :thumbup:



Pastor Tom
7 Minelabs, 3 Makros and a few others - rebuilding inventory
under the watchful eyes of my Welsh Corgi Sadie

Re: Excalibur 1000 coil replacement question
Posted by: dobbratacus
Date: July 26, 2017 10:42AM
Thanks for your input. I saw tornado on eBay, guy was from The Ukraine, I jumped. Think it's a 12 by 13. That's ok, my arm can handle it. At least for a little while

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