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Points question on a MCCK

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Old 07-01-2009, 06:56:46 PM
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Default Points question on a MCCK

I have a 6.5 MCCK 3CR/1H, question is concerning the ignition. With the cover off of the points box and the engine running is it normal for there to be a significant spark occuring when the points contact? Ive never monitored inside the box with the cover off while the engine is running and just dont know anything about vintage small engines in general so I just had to ask.

The genset hunts pretty bad and Ive spent endless time trying to correct it by playing with the carb settings. I recently installed a new condenser and points and went to inspect them and noticed the spark. It is a very significant spark, a LOT brighter and larger than the spark you would monitor on a spark plug with it laying on a cam cover and cranking an engine over.

Thanks for all the info and help guys!
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Default Re: Points question on a MCCK

Not uncommon for them to spark. You should try some fuel cleaner in your tanks. Carb may be clogged up.
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