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Re: update on 2n with scary noise

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02-02-2013 04:11:10

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oil-fouling on #4 (it doesn't take much)

hook your inline spark checker (or timing light)

to number 4 and start the engine, so you can

watch the spark under running conditions IN the cylinder.

I had a 8N that fouled #4 randomly creating a miss.

taping a timing light to the hood and using the tractor

made it obvious.

a anti-fouler and keeping a new Autolite 437 in #4

kept me in the game, until I put rings in it.

ps I'd also go thru my carb and ignition one more time.

something marginal will show up in the weakest/dirtiest cylinder first.
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 Re: update on 2n with scary noise in reply to NoNewParts, 02-02-2013 04:11:10  
NoNewParts...your thinking wet plug from oil not gas...I'll try the test you suggested, let you know.This miss shows up the instant the engine starts...would think it would take a little while for the plug to foul if oil was the culprit???
Carb is good ...tried it on another tractor ...purred like a kitty,will take another look at ignition too..could I have put the wrong cam gear in,is there more than one type of bolt on gear??? Thanks Dan

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