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    Ignition/starter

    I have the old model Q300 with the non-electronic ignition. Is it possible to swap that out for the kind that runs on batteries? i.e. does it fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BThompson (bltkmt) View Post
    I have the old model Q300 with the non-electronic ignition. Is it possible to swap that out for the kind that runs on batteries? i.e. does it fit?
    I am not sure, but I think you can do that. I would go carefully, because both the starter button and the inside igniter part have to fit. Hopefully, someone else here knows more.

    One thing I would say is that the electronic starters are nice when they work but they are definitely more problem prone than the old-fashioned piezo igniters.
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    Yah, I agree with Jon. Get the old style. They have a lot less problems and cost less than half as much.
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    I think the inside part is the same whether the battery type or not. Only the actual spark generator portion is different

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    Thanks guys. I may just stick with manual lighting for now.

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