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New Kanger Coils

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by HanSoloRRT, Aug 7, 2013.

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  1. HanSoloRRT

    HanSoloRRT Full Member

    Jun 11, 2013
    Have no clue why I can only post here, but whatever. Yesterday I went to get some T3 coils and the fellow who works at Vapor Burst told me that the Kanger coils were changed. I guess the threaded unit on the bottom of the coil is now non-disposable, and only the wick section is changed. Soooo sad, the new ones, for lack of a better word, suck. I purchased one of the new coils with a cartomizer tube, bought it at 2:30 PM, and it lasted till about 6:30 PM. Thought I had a defective unit, so I went back today and got 1 replacement wick section ($4.00, I was paying $2.95 for the whole unit including the threaded section), it is now 9:00 PM and the wick is no good.

    If this is going to be the only Kanger available, it is bye bye Kanger. If not, I will keep buying what i was buying, which was nothing short of awesome.

    If anyone knows whether this is a permanent thing or not, please post. If it is a permanent thing, can you recommend an alternative? I hated the vivi novas, the wicks burnt out quickly and the taste was horrific. I would like to find something comparable to the Kanger T3 if the change is permanent. Suggestions appreciated.

    BTW, my Vamo Mod is awesome, 2 months now and going strong. Glad I got the Vamo. It was suggested on this forum, so I am grateful, and looking forward to good feedback on this new issue. I went through an e-Vic, and a Smok telescopic, both lasted about 30 days if that, before they just broke. The eVic was a huge disappointment, paid a lot of $$$ for a unit that is very poorly put together, crappy glue, etc.
  2. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
  3. Thunderball

    Thunderball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2013
    Grayson, Georgia
    Yep, your being ripped.....They may be selling the clones from Fasttech.......who knows. I like the 1.8 ohm coils and vape them at 3.4 to 3.7 volts. Clean every couple of days.
  4. HDVaper

    HDVaper Ultra Super Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2013
    Broken Arrow, OK
    You must have 5 posts before you can post anywhere but the New Members Forum

    Get a Kanger Protank and the heads will work and can be rebuilt. That'll fix you right up.:)
  5. salemgold

    salemgold ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 5, 2010
    South Carolina
    I agree about the Vamo and that you must not have genuine Kanger coils. The knock offs are horrid :(
  6. HanSoloRRT

    HanSoloRRT Full Member

    Jun 11, 2013

    How do I clean these??? Never heard of cleaning them, was never advised to do so. Maybe this is why I am having such a short duration with these. My average time with the Kanger with the threaded bottom section attached is 1 week, have not been able to get them to last longer. The new ones, maybe 6 hours.

    I am using a PG Zero nicotine cigar flavor liquid. There is no tar. Why would anyone make an e-liquid with tar?? The whole point is to not have tar and carbon monoxide.
  7. KimchiMonger

    KimchiMonger Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2013
    Dallas, TX
    I purchased original Kanger coils in the black Kanger box 2.0 and 1.8. Let's say three weeks into using the same 2.0 coil it was still working before switching to 1.8 which I love! Less resistance, vapes quicker, supposed to be a warmer vape but I can't tell, and going strong. I did see the coils at Fastech and other sites dirt cheap. One site had them for about 1.50 ea in 5pk. and I suspect you're being sold the knockoff version if getting a few hours or even days before dying on you. Received a 5pk box today of Kanger 1.8 which I paid $10 free shipping from a auction site/vendor online.

    Find another supplier.
  8. ingerri

    ingerri Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    NW Indiana
    its actually 5 post before you can post anywhere else. :) and yes sounds like a rip off, I have seen the old style at places, they will have them till they run out of them. also you can always rebuild what ya got. kanger t3 rebuild - YouTube
  9. vjc0628

    vjc0628 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2013
    Maryville TN
    maybe this is why I've been having a hard time finding

    I have always bought them as one piece with base included with these can they fit on existing base or do I need a new one?

    did they stop making the one piece
  10. ingerri

    ingerri Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    NW Indiana
  11. HanSoloRRT

    HanSoloRRT Full Member

    Jun 11, 2013
    Someone mentioned cleaning. Is there a difference between cleaning and re-buliding? To me it means 2 entirely different things, I definitely need to clean it, but have no clue on how to do it, or what to use.
  12. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Juice Maker Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
    Lotsa good tutorials on YouTube about cleaning your coils, rebuilding your coils, replacing your coils, etc. Grabbed the first one I came across:

    Many more to check out as well. good luck!
  13. tonny
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    Aug 7, 2013
  14. Train2

    Train2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    CA, USA
    I was pleased at the change - ordered new bases with coils - because replacing just the coil is cheaper.
    Haven't TRIED it yet, because I have a couple more "old style" bases to work through first.
    BUT, just in case they DO NOT vape about the same - since you asked about a substitution - I like my T3's about the same as I like my EVODs. Just be warned that EVOD is kind of like "EGO" - you may want to be certain to get a KANGER EVOD, at least the first time, to see if you like it.
    I actually have mostly T3-Mini's, and they're VERY comparable to the EVOD. If you don't mind it a bit shorter with less capacity, the EVOD is a highly recommended device similar to a T3, and you can replace the coil part as needed for like $1.
  15. BlueMoods

    BlueMoods Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2010
    USA - Arkansas
    Yes you clean them, now being they have silica wicks this will be easy. Get a bowl of as hot a water as you can stand to put your hands in and rinse them in that, If they don't get clean, drop them in a cup of vinegar (white or cider is firne) for half an hour, then rinse again. Now blot them dry with a paper towel, put them back on the tank, attach batter, activate battery for 2-3 seconds (5 seconds MAX) stop for 3 seconds, repeat 3 to 5 times until the coils glow orange. Fill and vape on. :)

    That, is a clean and dry burn - great for making those things last longer and, pretty much the same for any delivery device.
  16. HanSoloRRT

    HanSoloRRT Full Member

    Jun 11, 2013
    My internet supplier is awesome, The Digital Cigarette, those guys have been awesome, and everything I have bought from them has been great, including the Kanger T3. It seems that I have problems with the stuff I buy locally. Yesterday I was in a pinch and ended up going to the local place. Nothing I have purchased there seems to last, starting with the eVic, and ending with this "new Kanger' wick. Hell even the batteries suck. Maybe they are not selling what they say they are. The problem is that these items look the same, and as far as I can tell, there is no branding on the actual product itself.
  17. ingerri

    ingerri Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    NW Indiana
    ur puppy is SOOOOOOO cute! :)
  18. HanSoloRRT

    HanSoloRRT Full Member

    Jun 11, 2013
    Thanks for all the great replys. I got some good info, now on to clean the coils!
  19. my evic still working fine
  20. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    What they meant was some liquids can kill a coil in a matter of hours - like tar... It's usually the darker colored liquids. The darker they are the bigger the problem. You can tell when you get to the first part of cleaning: taking the thing apart.

    After you unscrew the base the vent tube is exposed, with a silicone "cap" at the base of it. Move that cap up a bit on the tube so you can see what you are doing. Get a firm grip on the metal vent tube and wiggle and pull until it comes off. You can now see the wick and coil from where you removed that tube. If it looks like black tar covering the wick and coil your liquid is an atty killer. Let us know what you find.

    See the video billbeckusa posted for how to proceed with cleaning.
  21. love my evod great taste takes awhile to draw a good vape though
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