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Old 01-28-2013, 07:41 PM
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You still need to sand the coil mounts, not just the flywheel.
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That is good info I was working on an old Briggs on a tiller this morning and
no spark. I sanded the flywheel but didn't think about the coil mounting surfaces, thanks. This tiller was on the path to junk dealer, now it might have new life.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:36 PM
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Growing up in the corrosion capital (Buffalo) I learned early on about good grounding and the gremlins it can cause. Electrical connections can never be too clean or too weatherproof.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:49 PM
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I am trying to fix a friends Craftsman snow blower, it is powered by a 8HP Briggs overhead valve engine, the stamped production is 010804, so it is a 2004 as I understand. It has a one speed carb, no throttle control, no points. Just a coil triggered by the flywheel. The machine runs good when it runs, but to start it, I have to hold the throttle closed with my hand while pulling the cord, and even then it only will start sometimes if I warm it up (bring it inside). The spark is pink and erratic not bright blue like I would like. I have cleaned the carb, it is getting fuel and has good compression, I think the coil is failing. Do these coils go bad? I am not use to replacing coils but I have been out of the repair business. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Yes the coils can go bad.
Are you using a spark checker or a plug to check the spark? Could be a bad plug or a lousy ground on the plug/checker.
Also, the date code shows it being made on Aug(08) 4th(04) 2001(01)
And tells us nothing! It's best to post the Model & Type numbers.
Another thang......sanding the magnets and coil legs doesn't do a dam thing towards increasing the spark!
As Slapper suggested, a good ground is needed.
Is the coil set to .010 or so?
Prolly time to replace the coil.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:19 AM
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ok, let's get back on point and the discussion at hand...no need to disrupt the thread and take it off topic

thanks, we would appreciate it
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