to get a bigger spark, i removed the flywheel, sanded the magnets
clean. now, when i tighten the flywheel back on the magnet seems to
drag on the coil. the harder i tighten the more it drags. what is
i'm getting a good spark from the wire now. but when i connect it to
the brand new spark plug, i see no spark. the spark plug boot is just
rubber, so it's pretty much just raw wires touching against the top of
the plug in the boot. do i need a boot with metal in them like the
ones in cars?
this was my problem in the first place which is why i took the whole
thing apart. good spark from the wire ain't getting to the plug. wtf?
On Sun, 10 Jun 2007 14:02:35 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
If you mean the plug dangles from the wire and you get no spark, then
you need to ground the plug to the engine ( rest the plug on the head
and ensure a good contact).
That's exactly what I would look at... Seating the flywheel can be
tricky if the key slips a bit. In the past I've used a dab of bearing
grease to hold the key in place while seating the flywheel.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
You do know that you need to space the gap between the magnets on
the magneto and the coil pickup? Loosen the two bolts holding the
coil, pull the unit away from the flywheel or remove and clean the
contacts. Center the alignment mark on the flywheel between the
contacts on the coil with a business card holding them apart the
proper distance. The magnets will pull the coil to the magneto
very hard. Tighten the two bolts. Remove the business card.
I've not seen a lawn mower type engine that didn't have a metal
contact inside the rubber boot that grabbed the top of the spark
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