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Old 06-09-2009, 02:02 PM
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what is the best way to test if the spark plug isn't malfunctioned?
If condition of plug is unknown, it's just best to replace it. They're cheap enough. Avoid resistor plugs.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:04 PM
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The spark plugs are fine...i tested them...I just think that the spark is weak with the engine...how do i clean the points?
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:08 PM
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actually, i'm just going to go to an electronic armature and upgrade it from those old things :p
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:14 PM
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.i tested them
How did you test them?
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:18 PM
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i used it on another L head briggs that works all the time
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:19 PM
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i am using the recommended plugs:cj8
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:22 PM
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so do you guys think i should just get the new ignition magneto?
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:31 PM
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Try cleaning points before making the jump to an 'electronic armature'.
I, among others, prefer point systems. Personal preference.
Sometimes a plug that appears to be good in one engine may not work in another. Certain plugs can behave very differently in different engines. Spark can blow out in one and not the others.
I had this happen recently when I installed a new plug in an old cast iron Briggs. Engine would not fire at all. I put this plug into a newer mower and it cranked up without a miss.
I then put a different plug into the old engine and have had no problems since.
It is likely the old engine could not handle the resistor plug.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:15 PM
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how do i know if it is a resistor or non resistor plug...and yes...i used a brand new cj8 and it didn't work on the old engine...
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:16 PM
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oh i just looked up the specs on a cj8 and the only ones they make are non resistor so that takes away the spark plug problem
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