Hour Meter Shortening Out Engine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kakuenzli, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. kakuenzli

    kakuenzli LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Hello all. I wanted to share something strange that happened to me today. I recently bought a Sendec Hour/Tach meter for my Exmark Metro. I installed it and mounted the display with velcro on the metal bar supporting the gas tank. After the installation, I could not start the engine. It sounded almost as if the timing was off. Come to find out, it was the hour/tach meter shortening out/grounding out the spark plug. I spoke with my local dealer and they have never heard of this happening before. I decided to mount it with velcro on the side of the gas tank (somewhere not metal). Has anyone here ever had something like that happen to them?
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I have a Tiny-Tach hour meter and had no problems mounting it where I wanted ( to metal ). There has to be a short in your particular hour meter. Take it back.

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