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Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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No spark on mt M18S. Serial number:(###) ###-#### What is

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No spark on mt M18S. Serial number:(###) ###-#### What is most common problem? Does this engine use the older magento or does it use the newer system? Does the engine need to come out to get at the points?
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Bill *****************
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Bill, M18 would be a Kohler engine.?? Twin cylinder .??
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://www.kohlerengines.com/onlinecatalog/pdf/tp_2204_b.pdf
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Page 74 shows the ignition. Remove the kill wire from the magneto and see if you have spark. If you have spark , the kill circuit is grounding out the magneto, If no spark, the magneto is bad and needs to be replaced.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
It has no points! The magneto and the magnet in the flywheel is all that make the spark.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My questions were not answered. Nothing on the specific engine. Thanks, ***** ***** thanks.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
?? you don;t have a tecumseh engine! I answered the question with service manual and explanation.?? You have no points!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
If you can find a tecumseh engine number we could try again.