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Old 04-12-2005, 09:53:38 PM
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Question Can't get it started

Just got my magneto back from being rebuilt for my aermotor, but I cant get it to start. I got it to POP a few times but it just wont go. Was wondering where would be a good place to start on the air/fuel mixture. After checking everything else, that is all that I can think of thats left. Im very new to this as this is the first hit & miss engine i've ever played with. Any help would be apprieciated. Thanks, Shawn
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Check your compression If it has SPARK, FUEL, and COMPRESSION, it has to run.............SPARK...Check timing.
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Shawn: I bet its the screw adjustment found between the magneto and bracket that actually causes the igniter to trip. It should be real close, but not quite touching the movable electrode. A turn or two in/out just might solve the problem. . Also make sure the magneto trips at the right point (usually just a bit before top dead center on the compression stroke) by adjusting the trip push rod. Usually doesn't take much.
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