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Re: D15 not starting - banging head against wall

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11-14-2013 20:37:08

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If the tractor will not fire when you spray ether or gas directly into the cylinders you just about have to have a spark/timing problem. Out of curiousity have you tried putting any of the old parts back in? As Old stated some things are better left alone. I have had new parts be bad directly out of the box. If you have not already done so, I would put the old condenser and plugs back in and see if that improves anything. What brand were your old spark plugs? AC Delcos are a resistor type plug that are not recommended for a points ignition system, you need a non resistor plug. I have personally had it where resistor plugs would spark enough to keep the plug dry but not enough to properly ingite the fuel, I changed to a nonresistor plug and the engine fired right up. Both were new sets but only one agreed with the engine.

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11-15-2013 05:30:38

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 Re: D15 not starting - banging head against wall in reply to funky_g00, 11-14-2013 20:37:08  
I don't have any of the old parts. I wish I did.

I am actually running AC Delcos. There is another post in this string that recommended Champion plugs I think. I'll get some different plugs today and see if it makes a difference.

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