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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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Onan engine cranks, draws fuel, shows 12 volts at coil at

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Onan engine cranks, draws fuel, shows 12 volts at coil at rest, about 6 volts when cranking, no fire at plugs.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: Early 316 with Onan engine, always started easily until put away three weeks ago, charged battery, first time for this problem.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Local JD shop says I can't afford their charges for that old machine. Tractor ran fine, has been restored cosmetically, mowing system ok, hydro like new. JD scared me.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I have cleaned plugs, replaced fuel system components to assure fuel/air delivery, ignition switch appears working fine.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months 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 10 months ago.

This engine has points and a condenser, either can keep it from having spark, have they both been replaced? See link above.