8HP Briggs not starting

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by accurate machinery, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,555

    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.
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,486

    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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  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,189

    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.
  4. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 3,949

    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 :waving:

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