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#1 maddhorse OFFLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 06:37 PM

tractor just stopped running went through and found my coil had died tested it and no good. I bought a MSD Blaster. Did I go to far? Tractor now runs at low idle but high she dies out. I plan on checking to ensure fuel is getting to carb tommorw but I cant help but think I may have made a mistake and put to much into the ignition system. Any comments advice?

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 07:25 PM

What tractor/engine do you have? If it's a Kohler, good chance it should have an internal resistor in the coil.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 04:15 AM

K301 - Kohler 12horse It has external resistor I replaced at the same time as coil. I changed the points to just to be sure. I think I have to much output to the points and resistore. I will tinker later today.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 04:47 AM

K301 - Kohler 12horse It has external resistor I replaced at the same time as coil. I changed the points to just to be sure. I think I have to much output to the points and resistore. I will tinker later today.


You may want to change your condenser too.

Good luck and let us know what you find. Ignition problems can be like trying to pick up smoke sometimes.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 06:38 AM

I messed up between resistor and condensor. I replaced condensor and I have no resistor internal or otherwise. Hmmm I think that could be a problem?

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 07:05 AM

Without the resistor, you can have a lot of current flow. It may not be gapped enough to break connection at higher RPMs, this will chew up your points quick. I'd put a resistor in there regardless of what else you find.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 09:56 AM

This afternoon I will just go to dealer and get the right coil with internal resistor for her. I am ordering the pointsaver from Kirt engines and then I will use the higher out put coil.




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