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Posted June 25, 2012 - 05:50 PM

When it shuts off did you check for spark ? If none, check the gap between the module and flywheel , I run mine between .006-.010 max . Those engines need to crank over 600 rpm to even generate spark. Also make sure the black wire from the module is not shorting to ground or b+ .

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 11:18 PM

Logged back on to post before I lost my idea...

Is it possible you have some play in your top bearing on your crankshaft? That would cause the "Gap" to fluctuate wildly. Might be worth it to give the flywheel a good shake in all directions and see.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:44 AM

Keith- do you mean the kill switch wire?
when it dies i check for spark and its dead, no spark at all.

MH- i just went and checked and no play
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Posted June 26, 2012 - 06:47 AM

Spark, at the plugs, and to check the kill wire for shorts. I have seen this before, and it was the ignition module, as the engine got hot, it died. Replaced the module and never looked back.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 07:13 AM

Oh well, something to try. Glad that's not it, that would be a bugger to fix.




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