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    Okay I feel really stupid right now but I have no idea what's going on. I just got my first RBA (Kayfun Lite+ Clone by EHpro) today and I've been trying to build coils for it but no matter what I use/do, my Vamo reads everything I build at either 0 or 0.1 ohms. I've tried both 30 and 32g Kanthal, different amounts of wraps, wrapping around different sized drill bits, etc. and everything comes out to either 0 or 0.1. Is something wrong with my Vamo, my Kayfun, my builds? I have no idea. I've watched tons of tutorials and read all kinds of stuff on how to properly build coils and nothing is working out for me. I'm trying to aim for anything between 1.5-2.5 ohms. Can anyone help?

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    Make sure your positive post base hasn't rotated and is touching the negative post. Happened with my Kayfun clone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vampyrex13 View Post
    Make sure your positive post base hasn't rotated and is touching the negative post. Happened with my Kayfun clone.

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    I wish that was the issue but nothing's touching anything

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    Do you have anything else to check the ohms with to compare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyTimberGal View Post
    Do you have anything else to check the ohms with to compare?
    No That's why I'm so annoyed. I think it might have to do with the connection it's making with my Vamo. If I screw it in all the way I get a 0.0 or 0.1 ohm reading but if I screw it in super lightly it starts giving me random readings anywhere from 5 to 1.7 ohms.

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    Try gingerly lifting up on the fire pin on your vamo. Gingerly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1buda View Post
    Try gingerly lifting up on the fire pin on your vamo. Gingerly!!
    I have! It helps for a bit but still nothing. After fiddling with it I think I've come to the conclusion that my problem is with the centre pin. I feel like I should replace the o-ring but I'm worried I'll just break it. Is there any way to fix the connector on my Kayfun so that it works better? I've tried to unscrew it a bit but then it loosens the positive bit of where the coil sits and it gets wobbly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Softrockstarr View Post
    I have! It helps for a bit but still nothing. After fiddling with it I think I've come to the conclusion that my problem is with the centre pin. I feel like I should replace the o-ring but I'm worried I'll just break it. Is there any way to fix the connector on my Kayfun so that it works better? I've tried to unscrew it a bit but then it loosens the positive bit of where the coil sits and it gets wobbly.
    Don't mess with the center pin on the kayfun. Do you have a multi meter to check to voltage on the vamo? There is a thread on how to replace the oring on a vamo somewhere.

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    How about a 510 to ego adapter? I've got one parked on my Vamo permanently (poor threading on the Vamo).
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