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#1 JohnMC OFFLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 01:12 PM

Hello there,

I have a Ariens GT 17 With a KT17 Kohler engine. I was pondering about the idea of Installing a Electronic Ignition.

Has anyone here Done this? Is there any reason this wouldn't work?

I've Heard Electronic ignition converstions don't last very long on twin enignes, is this true?

 

I look forward to hearing your feedback.

-John

 



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Posted January 04, 2015 - 01:56 PM

This might be an option:  http://www.kirkengin....php#PointSaver


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 02:03 PM

This might be an option:  http://www.kirkengin....php#PointSaver

Thanks for the Link, I'll Look in to it.

Good price to!


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 06:28 PM

Welcome to the forums!



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Posted January 04, 2015 - 10:02 PM

I like their coils for tehse engines heck an OEM coil on Feebay is either 3x or 4x that price depending on which seller you buy from.

I may look into this on my GT 19 as a preventive thing before the original one decides to die...

or buy as "insurance" because it seems that as long as I have spare parts on the shelf, the one in service refuses to die.


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:10 AM

I know some people have used Harley Davidson twin cylinder coils with success.  There are a few detailed installs to be found online with a simple Google search.  I haven't personally tried it, but it sounds like a good alternative.

 

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#7 JohnMC OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2015 - 06:00 PM

I know some people have used Harley Davidson twin cylinder coils with success.  There are a few detailed installs to be found online with a simple Google search.  I haven't personally tried it, but it sounds like a good alternative.

 

Billy

Intresting, I'll have to keep that in mind.



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Posted January 05, 2015 - 06:04 PM

I have to say,

I am surprised, would have thought somone here would have tried this already. :oh_shucks:

Perhaps I will look into The points saver previously Mentioned instead.



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Posted March 24, 2015 - 03:19 PM

Bump.

 

Figured I would bump this as I'm about too tear into within a week.



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Posted April 09, 2015 - 05:20 PM

Points and condenser are easy to replace on this engine, don't "go out" very often (except maybe some of the cheap aftermarket stuff, have not tried any of those)   and don't cost all that much.    I also saw your post about wanting to replace this engine. Yeah I know it is a KT 17 but is there anything really wrong with it "at this time" beyond tuneup, carb clean, or valve adjustment or even head gasket?
If not, run it for what you can while you seek and find your replacement. Engines are funny. When they know that they are destined to be swapped out it seems then that they all of a sudden don't ever wanna die.

My mechanical problems on everything that I own (cars trucks mowers) seems proportional to what spare parts I have on hand. Have spares, those parts do not fail.  Sell/trade those spares away, and THEN I need them-after they are gone.






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