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Old 30 July 2010, 18:06   #1
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Running on both pots?

Hi all any idea how i know 20hp is running on both pots? apart from the feel,sound,as i have no idea,please help
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Old 31 July 2010, 02:22   #2
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I would try by disconecting spark plug wires, one by one, then you will know. Good luck
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but not whilst the engine is running!
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but not whilst the engine is running!
Correct, sorry, forgot to mention!
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what about disconnecting one spark plug and firing it up and listen to the sound?
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what about disconnecting one spark plug and firing it up and listen to the sound?
Thats what they're saying.
You could do it with the engine running but you'll need to use some insulated eagle beaks or similar.
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Thats what they're saying.
You could do it with the engine running but you'll need to use some insulated eagle beaks or similar.
insulated eagle beaks or similar.me not understand that bit?can i just pull the cap off of one of them?
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insulated eagle beaks or similar.me not understand that bit?can i just pull the cap off of one of them?
You can but you risk getting a belt if you do it with the engine running.

If you do it whilst running use rubber coated tools, that way you won't get a belt.
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You can but you risk getting a belt if you do it with the engine running.

If you do it whilst running use rubber coated tools, that way you won't get a belt.
Arh i was thinking on the lines of pulling off the spark cap,holding the plastic hood and pull starting it,that way i am only holing the pull start cable and steadying the engine holding on to the hood,should not get a belt from that?
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If you have hold of the ht lead and try and start the engine you could still get a belt. Try rest the plug against the block and watch for a spark.
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Did this once on a motorbike years ago - if i jut remove the HT lead I'll know which cylinder is misfiring - next step pick yourself up off the floor!
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i still don t understand i will not be touching the engine inside just thinking of taking of the spark plug cap,pull starting it ,listening to it run,then put cap back on,listen again and hear if there is any difference
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If the insulation on the cap has the slightest break in it you will get a belt, it'll be about 10,000 volts.
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If the insulation on the cap has the slightest break in it you will get a belt, it'll be about 10,000 volts.
10,000 volts.I give up is this a wind up,lol,im just to thick to understand how can i get a bolt from touching the hood and plastic pull cord handle
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how can i get a bolt from touching the hood and plastic pull cord handle
Don't worry you cant! Just don't hold the HT lead
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10,000 volts.I give up is this a wind up,lol,im just to thick to understand how can i get a bolt from touching the hood and plastic pull cord handle
Like Martini said you won't from holding the hood and pull cord but I wouldn't fancy holding the ht lead.
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Like Martini said you won't from holding the hood and pull cord but I wouldn't fancy holding the ht lead.
No i would not be daft enough to do that,lol.ive had enough electric shocks in my time,had a metal bodied old black n decker drill stuck to me hand one time buy christ thought i was gonna die,hair stood on end,everthing looked brighter,oooooooooooooh,lol
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Well heres the plan,take of cap of spark plug while engine is OFF ,pull start it,STOP engine replace cap ,then take the other cap OFF whilst engine is OFF, start engine again ,listning to different sounds i should tell right? ,off course it may well be running on both,just was not when first started when i came to buy it,the chap just heated up the spark plug and then both started,he is obviouly used to how it sounds,so i hope this way i have a peice of mind? its so annoying,lol,and bugging me
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Well heres the plan,take of cap of spark plug while engine is OFF ,pull start it,STOP engine replace cap ,then take the other cap OFF whilst engine is OFF, start engine again ,listning to different sounds i should tell right? ,off course it may well be running on both,just was not when first started when i came to buy it,the chap just heated up the spark plug and then both started,he is obviouly used to how it sounds,so i hope this way i have a peice of mind? its so annoying,lol
Should be easy enough to tell the difference on a 2 cyl, it'll run like a bag o' s**te on one!
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Should be easy enough to tell the difference on a 2 cyl, it'll run like a bag o' s**te on one!
cheers mate ,i like that bag of shite,yes i think its more of a pop pop sound,should be a ticking sound,say could be alright,put it in gear and emptied half the water
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