Well the mice got into my 1250 even though it was in the shed under cover. They managed to make a huge nest and now I have such a weak spark that it won't start. So far I, removed the gas tank, battery, tank and battery platform, drive sheave and pulled the flywheel cover and blew out the next. I put it all back together and still weak to no spark.
I'm guessing that they got between the flywheel and the engine block. I'm wondering where the stator wire comes out from under the flywheel and where it goes. I'm trying to see if the mice ate through the insulation causing a ground. I think I'll need to remove the engine from the tractor and pull the flywheel? There must be an intermittent short to ground in there somewhere. Any thoughts or pictures of this area that anyone may have? Thank you in advance...
BTW, there is a product out there that comes in the form of a small pillow about the size of a large square ravioli and it mint scented. You get 9 pillows in a pack. Put them in your shed and the mice stay away. So far I've had good luck all winter with this. I've heard good things from other people on this as well.
Edited by Husky, May 22, 2017 - 11:54 AM.