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#1 boli51 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2016 - 07:17 PM

I have a B&S model 14 engine that I would like to get running to install in a Simp. walk behind. It has the (Magnamatic) ignition system and I get no spark. I have changed the points gapped them to spec and changed the condenser too. Is there a method to check the coil? If so is there more than one way and what readings would I be looking to read off the meter. I would appreciate any and all advice. Thanks ahead.

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Posted March 15, 2016 - 07:37 PM

You can test the ohms in the coil but I'll leave the explaining on that to the electrical guys on here.

 

Make sure nothing is grounding out in the breaker box , have you seen the engine run before?

 

If all else fails,

The replacement coils are not too bad in price

http://bolenspartsan...23-23a-23b-23f/


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Posted March 15, 2016 - 08:00 PM

these have to be timed too.
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Posted March 15, 2016 - 08:18 PM

B 1000 no I have not seen it run but the person I got it from said it was running when he set it up. It was not locked up but a mouse found it was a nice place to build it's nest in the bottom of the blower housing. I now have the flywheel off and the coil out need to check it out some how but not sure what ohm's should be.

 

Jabelman, I have the manual and have checked the timing but a second time won't hurt.

 

Thanks for the ideas, if you think of anything else or if someone else has an idea please post.

 

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Posted March 16, 2016 - 09:05 AM

Download the B&S Repairmans' Manual from our Manuals Section. It gives good instructions on how to do the testing in the Troubleshooting Section. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 21, 2016 - 08:31 PM

Thanks to all who answered this post as each one was helpful. Turns out it needed some good scrubbing between the coil and the shoe and most of all Jabelman it was out of time. Once all this was done I got a good spark. Much better than buying a new coil. A side note is that I did find out how to test for a bad coil, good thing to know.

 

Thanks again Boli51


Edited by boli51, March 21, 2016 - 08:32 PM.





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