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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.
What is the full model numbe of the engine, exactly as it is written on the data label?
That is only a partial model number.
I need the rest of it, also.
OK, I get that it is a basic NH series, but there is no NHOH.
I would like you to please recheck that model number while you are working on this.
The NH series engines utilizes a battery powered, breaker point ignition system.
If you are getting intermittent fire, it sounds like you either have a loose wire in the ignition system, or may well have a set of bad points.
Check all the wiring connections to make sure they are clean and tight.
Check/clean/adjust/replace the points as necessary. Gap spec is .016"
Did this find the problem?
I wasn't calling you a liar. It is not at all uncommon for someone to misread a data plate.