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Re: e-engine hard start

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09-17-2013 22:18:50

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John Deere Model E???

If so, have you timed the low tension mag and igniter as specified in the OM?

Spark is hottest when the igniter points snap open just as the current put out by the low tension mag reaches it's peak.

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09-18-2013 06:52:13

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 Re: e-engine hard start in reply to Bob, 09-17-2013 22:18:50  
Thanks to all who replied. I replaced the mag (gen) when I got the engine back in the 60's . I t has always been hard to start . I timed it per the manual, however I will take a look at it again. There is no coil used on this engine ?? As you all know sometimes you cant see the forest for the tree's . Thanks again ,DON

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09-18-2013 19:36:44

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 Re: e-engine hard start in reply to DONMYEIL, 09-18-2013 06:52:13  
You need a coil such as is used on an electric air conditioner clutch between the igniter and generator, it increases the spark when the field collapses.

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09-18-2013 22:14:47

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 Re: e-engine hard start in reply to teddy52food, 09-18-2013 19:36:44  

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09-28-2013 07:34:31

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 Re: e-engine hard start in reply to Bob, 09-18-2013 22:14:47  
What do you mean by Huh???

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09-18-2013 06:54:52

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 Re: e-engine hard start in reply to DONMYEIL, 09-18-2013 06:52:13  
It is a John Deere 1 1/2 hp model E 1929

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