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PostSubject: Need some help..about points in certain engines   Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:46 pm

hey guys, i have never delt with points ever in my life would like to have some help or something i can read about them for the small engines we work or deal with so i can acknowledge my self the sole purpose so i can help someone else whos in the same boat as i am right now lol only delt with new engines with the fly wheel mount coil and such so yea lol any advise or in the right direction i would surely appreciate it, i have looked through most sections on here and i couldnt find it so if it is in here point me and ill look for it thanks guys!!
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PostSubject: Re: Need some help..about points in certain engines   Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:30 pm

If you don't have any spark because of the ignition points not having good contact, sometimes you can file them up/clean them. A lot of times after you file them off, they will go for awhile and then not work again. I can't follow electrical stuff too good for the most part, but not much to do as far as replacing them. I always replace the condenser at the same time. I think they usually come with the points anyway. Then all there is to do is adjust how much gap there is when the points are open. The thin cardboard lid off the small box the new points come in should be close, but you can look up exact specs for your engine of course. Also, sometimes you put in new points and condenser, it runs 6 months, and then the points are burned up. I think once in a while you get a bad condenser, especially on rarely used ones that sit on the shelf for a long time before they sell them. I don't know 100% if that's why they are bad, just my theory.

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PostSubject: Re: Need some help..about points in certain engines   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:56 pm

ty sir!! yea i havent had much experience with points at all so i was trying to learn something new after that little video explained alot to me didnt even know there was a condenser in there so this will help me out alot when ever i need it and i might be able to help another member in the fb groups when there having problems with no spark on there tractor when they have the old set up
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