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Okay, I gapped the armeture has suggested. The correct side is up. Removed small wire. Tried to start, it just cranks and cranks with no indication of "firing". I also checked the connector that was in the wiring circuit. Checked small wire found no issues. Next?
Tryng the suggestions...the spark plug broke...won't be able to get one until tomorrow after work. I couldn't tell if the click sound to the electrcic shutoff valve occurred or not... I have no help to allow me to get closer to the solenoid while trying the ignition.
I will not assume that there was already a crack in the spark plug as I had not looked for that, yet there was nothing obvious when I cleaned and gapped it. So I am on hold until tomorrow.
Okay, I have changed the spark plug with a new one. I went ahead and replaced the armeture since they had one in stock. Engine still just cranks and cranks no fire.
So I have ordered a new wiring harness for the electric shutoff valve and kill switch. I ordered a new fuel gas solenoid. After I replace all this if the engine still does not fire...what are my next 3 steps or so to check. I beleive that all the plunger type permissive switches are working.
I put the new key in the flywheel to the crankshaft.
How can I check the timing?
I did not check spark yet. Not sure how to ground for the test. Do I have to crank it or just turn on the ignition key? I am by myself and not sure how to manage the distance with having to push in clutch, sit on the seat, etc....
I am on hold until tomorrow after work. Still won't have the other parts, but maybe can check spark, etc...