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I have a onan emerald plus model 4bgefa26100h cranks n

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hi i have a onan emerald plus model 4bgefa26100h cranks n backfires n locks starter
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 2 days
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes I'm a mechanic
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: spits fuel out of carburetor when back fires..like a timing problem
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
could it be the rotor and where is it located
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 21 days ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 21 days ago.

Here is service manual, section 6 starts the ignition section. The engine can be electronic ignition or a points and condenser ignition. My thoughts is it has points, ans the points and condenser is letting the spark occur at the wring time. The only other thing that affects timing is the flywheel to crankshaft key, and it is not likely bad.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 21 days ago.

here is link to a source for points, and the points are on top of the engine, sheet metal has to be removed and the cover is next to the carburetor, off to the side.

Expert:  Hank F. replied 20 days ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

Your unit does not have points, and the flywheel has nothing to do with timing.

If the unit is backfiring, the first thing you need to do is to check and make sure that you are getting good spark to both plugs.

If you are getting good spark, the next thing would be to check and adjust the valves.

If that doesn't help, please let me know.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Your response is a day late. It's not the valve adjustment. It's a bad ignition pickup and a bad carburetor. You charged me for incorrect info. ��
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I didn't ask for a service Manuel. I found the problem the day before you answer me. But you still charged me for incorrect information ����

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