I've an old (small) suzuki outboard with no spark.
The kill cord appears to short the coil output to earth, so i've disconnected it. Still no spark (also tested kill switch which is functioning).
Obviously there is "something" in the flywheel (this engine has no other electrics, battery etc.) with an earth and a single output wire comming out from under the flywheel and into the coil - is this a magneto type arrangment? Are there points? I don't really know much about the concept!
Can i "test" this output to further diagnose the fault - an AVO meter or something prehaps (guess you won't see anything on a DVM). Should i just whip the flysheel off - what am i looking for!
<edit> this is a single cylinder engine, 3.5hp i think