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bethaney in nc
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have 2 12 volt 8-n's which were running great until we had a month or more of constant rain. Despite both being in a shed, neither will start, they get gas but no spark. Seems I've had this trouble before. Is this a common problem, and what might I try? Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would be thinking about maybe a heat lamp on the distributors. You can get a lot of condensation even under cover. I know at time my whole tractor is wet and it is under cover. Always or most of the time starts tho! one side mount and one magneto!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Clean the points. Good chance they have gotten corrded from sitting in the wet weather.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dry out the distributors, check the points & replace the gaskets. Yes, both the front & side distributor caps have gaskets.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ruce, Where can I get a gasket for the side mount dist. I got one that came with a dust cover but book nor this site show a gasket for the side mount dist cap. Just wondering!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I didn't see one on Just8N's either. I swear it has one; I'll look at the 51 or the 740 tomorrow & make sure CRS hasn't struck again.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've often used ether the dry out the distributor. Some of the safety police might object to this. But it evaporate real quick and works.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

my 640 has that gasket.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: wet 8-n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

bethaney in nc wrote:
(quoted from post at 16:37:35 08/21/13) I have 2 12 volt 8-n's which were running great until we had a month or more of constant rain. Despite both being in a shed, neither will start, they get gas but no spark. Seems I've had this trouble before. Is this a common problem, and what might I try? Thanks
Points corrosion. Just clean them.
 
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