All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSearchRegisterLog inDiscordBuild-Off
2022 Build-Off Complete! Thank you for your interest and success! 2023 will probably return the start date back to February 1.
Welcome to the All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
New Account Registrations are now on HOLD until after the BUILD-OFF vote is complete.

 

 How do I check if I'm getting spark?

Go down 
2 posters
AuthorMessage
CraftsMAN
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
CraftsMAN


Age : 36
Join date : 2010-06-01
Posts : 364
Location : NY

How do I check if I'm getting spark? Empty
PostSubject: How do I check if I'm getting spark?   How do I check if I'm getting spark? Icon_minitimeDecember 15th 2010, 4:54 pm

I have a craftsman 19.5hp turbo cool Briggs and Stratton twin cylinder motor...I was just wondering how to check if I have spark on both cylinders and to make sure both piston's are moving? Any tricks? It just sounds different since I have been plowing with it.. Not really a noticeable loss in power.
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/CRUSHEMCustoms/
dangeroustoys56
Veteran Member
Veteran Member
dangeroustoys56

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Age : 52
Join date : 2010-02-10
Posts : 1726
Location : Florida, USA

How do I check if I'm getting spark? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How do I check if I'm getting spark?   How do I check if I'm getting spark? Icon_minitimeDecember 15th 2010, 8:56 pm

For spark - pull off both of the plug wires , use the plug and hold it against a clean ground/ or the motor and crank the motor over( so it doesnt start on you) - you should see a bright blue spark when it fires ( and or a shock) .

To see if the pistons are moving- while the plugs are out - use a small screwdriver and poke it into the combustion chamber and touch the piston , hand cycle the motor over- and you should see the screw driver move back and forth- if it doesnt, then the rod is broke.

Twin cylenders will run with one broken rod.
Back to top Go down
CraftsMAN
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
CraftsMAN


Age : 36
Join date : 2010-06-01
Posts : 364
Location : NY

How do I check if I'm getting spark? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How do I check if I'm getting spark?   How do I check if I'm getting spark? Icon_minitimeDecember 15th 2010, 9:10 pm

So take spark plug out and touch it to your tounge while the engine is running.. Then to see if the pistons are moving toss some stones in the piston chamber and see if they fly out.. Got it lol lol! I do the same thing but I was wondering if there was a way if you could use a dmm meter or something....

Yes it will run with a broken rod but wouldnt you hear it banging around in there?
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/CRUSHEMCustoms/
Sponsored content





How do I check if I'm getting spark? Empty
PostSubject: Re: How do I check if I'm getting spark?   How do I check if I'm getting spark? Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
How do I check if I'm getting spark?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» A New Spark Has Been Lit
» No spark after replacing key switch please help!!!
» Spark for Hinomoto MB 1500
» E3 spark plugs for vanguard
» What have you done to your tractor today?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Technical Forum :: Electrical Related Issues :: Starting and Soleniods-
Jump to: