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So will engine start now when cold? Or no spark? With the correct coil, and a good flywheel magnet , you should have spark! If it does have spark, and it just will not start hot, then it is time to check the valve clearance. .006 inch is what it needs. but zero will not work.
Same symptom as valves being too tight, engine will start missing and and if killed will not run again until it cools off. So you are sure it is loosing the spark? if so, the new coil is bad.
Coil should not change, so if it has spark cold, it should have spark hot. If not ,coil is no good.
2085 is what coil is shown from Deere, Will it mount in either direction? Was the replacement flywheel exactly same as the old one?
can you get any spark now with the 2086 coil?
Install the 2085, and if it produces spark when upside down, mount it that way. Make up a short lead that will aitch to the coil wire and make it to the spark plug, and see if it will run. This engine is made just after Kawasaki stopped using the one wire igniter/spark advance and it's easy to get wrong parts.
There is no backwards! If the coil will produce spark in one mounting position, then that is where it should be mounted. You are fighting a battle that is not winable! The pickup insdie the coil has to be at just the right position, to mate the magnet, if mounting it in the (right) position, does not work, but flipping it will , go with it!
If the coil will not spark when (mounted correctly) the inside pickup is not correct. Either the coil is the wrong one, or the flywheel magnet is in the wrong position. The two have to be on the same plain to produce the spark. There are not. I will opt out, and see if maybe someone else will try to help. Don't respond to me, or it will lock the question, Have a nice day.