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#1 Matt O OFFLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:13 PM

Hello, I'm taking a shot in the dark with posting on a garden tractor forum but I am desperate for any help at all. I have a Leroi 125 street compressor with is powered by an international C152 gas engine 4 cyl. Lately I have had nothing but trouble with the engine. The reason I am posting this on this site is because know one will take ownership on the compressor. Leroi wont help because they say its International but International wont help because Leroi fitted the engine with the electrical components. Anyways, The compressor was running excellent but 20 minutes in running it the engine cut out and hasn't run since. there were no changes in the way it ran the last time it ran. It would start and run for about 10 seconds and that was it. I thought it was running out of fuel but after rebuilding the carb there has been no changes. then we moved to the spark and realized two of the four plugs looked brand new which means the engine was misfiring but there were no changes in the sound and was running very smooth. but we replaced the distributor cap, rotor, wires, and plugs and it ran very well for roughly 5 minutes and then the engine cut out again. changed air and fuel filters and now we have no spark whatsoever. I do know the engine was fitted with an electronic ignition, but was wondering if there was a way to test that. before we spend any more money for nothing I need advice, help, anything! Im just wondering if anyone has any advice, maybe encountered this, maybe has a leroi 125 compressor. If you think you may have an idea, please let me know because Im out of ideas and I really don't want to buy anything else until we know what we are doing. Thank You in advanced!



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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:21 PM

have you checked the points yet i know my 152 will run like that if the points are dirty 


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:23 PM

probably check all wires and connections to 


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:24 PM

The C152 was the same engine as used in the Farmall H tractor.  One heck of a great engine.  Very reliable.

 

Sound to me like it is in the ignition side. 

 

Tell me about the distributor setup.  I'm assuming it has a Delco distributor with the ever popular electronic conversion kits?  Or is it something else?

 

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:31 PM

Yes it is a delco distributor with a yellow box (with wires connected to the compressor and engine both going to the ignition switch) witch I was told was the electronic ignition. as for it having points we have owned it since 1997 and it never had points or even a condenser. I will take detailed pics of the setup tomorrow and post them right away.


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Does it have a low oil sensor?


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Even with electronic ignition, there is still a chance that you have a faulty coil.  They can act up like that. 

 

Does it have a low oil sensor?

 

It could have one on the compressor, too.

 

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:39 PM

I thought about a low oil sensor so I tested it and seems to work correctly and I mad sure the compressor had oil because I know that has a sensor and it checked out to be perfect. I read the engine wouldn't even fire if the compressor oil was low so I figured that wasn't the problem. I just replaced the coil today and that made no difference.



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Posted October 12, 2014 - 09:56 PM

  With the low comp oil sensor is there a Murphy switch setup on it? If so it could be a problem in it.

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Posted October 14, 2014 - 03:18 PM

I bet the condenser is breaking down. I've had two engines in the past that had points and condenser, not electronic ignition. Replaced the condenser and all was well.
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Posted October 14, 2014 - 06:32 PM

Check the oil pressure sensor when the engine quits and see what you get.  Also what about the ignition switch having a bad contact?


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Posted October 17, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Thank You to every one who helped with my issue. I changed the coil and it runs better but I noticed it ran excellent for a short while then would act up. I went for the electronic ignition and when I moved the wires going into it to the right she came alive and ran perfect, when I let the wires go and they moved to the left, it would shake and act like it ran out of fuel and would die. I added pictures just for reference and I was unable to find any pics of this model so maybe they will help someone in the future. Thank You again to everyone, I appreciate it!

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Edited by Matt O, October 17, 2014 - 10:24 AM.

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Posted October 17, 2014 - 01:07 PM

I know you said you got it fixed but for possible future parts reference if that's a slant 4 engine (cant really tell from the pictures) you might have better luck looking for engine parts from an International Scout.  Not a farm tractor.  I know one of the models had a 4 cyl. that was just one side of their V8, and the pic of the distributor looks like it has 4 blank spots where more wires would go.  Don't remember which V8 it was though. They had 2 iirc that they put in the scouts plus a 4 and 6 cyl.  Hope this helps.          Stewart


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