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Stationary Engines Discussion Forum

Re: kohler

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A little more info helps diagnose. Did it run OK prior to replacing the points? Did you use Kohler points or aftermarket? Some of the aftermarket stuff is pretty bad. Check the hinge for stiffness and the spring against the old set. Tight hinge and/or weak spring does what your engine is doing. The point gap is set by spark timing, not gap. Even though a gap is listed it is not the way to set them. Check the timing and set as per the manual which is downloadable from the Kohler site. I have seen the gap be waaaay of from the suggested setting when the timing is right. Remove the kill wire so that circuit is out of the picture and check the primary wire all the way from the coil to the points.

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