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#1 yoyofred OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Hey everyone new here to the forum and need some help with my JD 116. I recently purchased it at an auction and ran great even drove it home about 2 miles. The first time I mowed it overheated and lost spark. I replaced the coil again ran the mower for about 15 minutes overheated a died again this time when i restarted it it ran like it was starving for fuel and would only run with it at half choke. So I changed the fuel filter again ran great then was starving for fuel again after 15 min overheated and lost spark .
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Posted November 02, 2014 - 02:23 PM

You may have a mouse nest under the flywheel shielding.  If so, she'll get so hot she'll shut down from vapor-lock or the engine just too plain hot to take it.  The problem might also be the coil itself.  Did you get an OEM coil?  You must have a coil with a built-in resistor, or have a ballast resistor ahead of a std coil.

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 03:33 PM

If Daniel's suggestion doesn't work maybe try loosening up the gas cap and see what happens.  If the engine is running too lean it can also cause them to overheat.