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Fender Anarchist
May 20, 2009

Fender Anarchist



Oh nice, I'm working on a pressure washer right now, little B&S 500 series, won't get going no matter how hard or long you yank it. Compression feels strong and there's fuel smell coming from the muffler when I turn it manually. No spark even from the uncovered wire in the spark boot, so I'm getting a replacement coil. The installation procedure seems pretty straightforward, just use the included card to set the armature gap right? I've never really worked on anything that wasn't an electronically controlled car engine so this is an interesting project for me.

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Fender Anarchist
May 20, 2009

Fender Anarchist



I was about to be mad, but I just checked and nah. Cutoff is integrated into the throttle lever; in the "stop" position there's good continuity from the ground lead to the block, in all other positions it's open circuit.

Fender Anarchist
May 20, 2009

Fender Anarchist



pressure washer update, got the new coil installed and now the lead makes a nice healthy spark on the block.... but it still won't start when hooked up. gonna run up to the store for a spark plug, hopefully that sorts it. it looked fine when i pulled it out but

We've definitely confirmed fuel mist out the muffler when cranking over, so the carb seems to be doing its job. Might be old gas but it didn't even cough on charcoal lighter fluid. I'll pick up some fresh gas while I'm out just to check.

e: hell yes, swapped the plug, primed it with existing gas and it fired up midway through the first pull. And sprayed oil everywhere cause i foolishly left the dipstick out assuming it would at least cough a bit first

[Clarkson] I'VE MENDED SOMETHING! [/Clarkson]

Fender Anarchist fucked around with this message at 22:08 on Jul 15, 2019

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