8 Horsepower Briggs and Stratton

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Old 04-15-08, 07:21 PM
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8 Horsepower Briggs and Stratton

I am fixing up an old tiller and am getting fuel and sometimes fire, but I don't know exactly how to set the points on the condenser. Like where it should close before top dead center. Anybody help?
 

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Old 04-15-08, 08:31 PM
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The point gap should be .020" I believe, so when the tappet is not on the flat spot, the gap should be .020". when the tappet is on the flat spot, the points should make contact. if the points or condensor are pretty corroded or rusty I would replace them but FWIW If the points are in rough shape, I'd spend the couple bucks and replace the coil with the newer magnetron electronic ignition which eliminates the need for the points.
 
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It would be helpful to have your eingine's model, type and code numbers but assuming you have the most common points & condensor then you'll loosen the condensor clamp and slide it just right to obtain .020" clearance with the point half at full open of the points. But, I agree with V8 inthat I would highly recommend installing a retrofit ignition coil to replace the old one with a new solid state one thereby eliminating the need for the points & condensor. Post back with the engine numbers.
 
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It would be helpful to have your eingine's model, type and code numbers but assuming you have the most common points & condensor then you'll loosen the condensor clamp and slide it just right to obtain .020" clearance with the point half at full open of the points. But, I agree with V8 inthat I would highly recommend installing a retrofit ignition coil to replace the old one with a new solid state one thereby eliminating the need for the points & condensor. Post back with the engine numbers.
The Engine Number is 190402 0722 01 209151. Thanks
 
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