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Running on two cylinders

Postby seahaul » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:32 am

Installed electronic ignition on a Lowboy 185 and it would only run on cylinders #3 & #4. After checking all wires, etc. finally went back and pulled the magnet part of the new ignition and reinstalled it. Made sure it was fully seated and that fixed the problem.
The instructions do say to ensure the magnet is FULLY seated. I've installed a lot of these but this is the first time I ever had a problem. Simple fix- just follow instructions!

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Re: Running on two cylinders

Postby BigBill » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:45 am

Ha who needs or reads instructions? Your not alone.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Running on two cylinders

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:50 am

I made this same error when installing my pertronix.
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Re: Running on two cylinders

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:15 am

I wouldn’t call it an error, sometimes I’ve found a small burr in the plastic on the inside of the magnet, makes them hard to get seated. I learned to check for that and, if necessary, use my pocket knife to remove it.

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