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I PUT A NEW COIL ON, I WAS TOLD TO PUT A PEICE OF PAPER BETWEEN THE COIL AND FLYWHEEL WHEN INSTALLING IT, AND THEN REMOVE THE PAPER AND IT SHOULD WORK FINE. IS THIS TRUE?

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BLT
If that piece of paper is at least .010" thick. Just a piece of paper might not do it.

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Chris727
Try using a feeler gauge, they sell them at sears. -Chris

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Originally posted by Chris727
Try using a feeler gauge, they sell them at sears. -Chris
A strip of common manila file folder(cut to 3/4" X 10") makes a good gauge as it is about .010" thick and sturdy enough to roll out with your thumb after the coil clamps down on the magnets. A steel feeler gauge might not be long enough to span the coil legs and it attracts magnetism.

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PatRarick
A standard sheet of notebook paper is .004 -.005 inches thick. I fold about 1" of the edge over twice (three thicknesses). I have it thumbtacked to the wall over my workbench. When the "measuring edge" gets torn, I cut it off and fold again. Pat

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HubbardRA
I use a matchbook.

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plowman
the last b&s coil i bought had a place on the box the coil came in that stated use this to set gap.

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Agricola
I guess I must be lucky. I've done quite a few engines and have yet to ever replace a coil. I hate spending money.

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andy gartner
All great ideas... ...if you want to go deluxe, they sell a reusable, flexible, low friction, plastic gauge for this, a little bigger than a 3x5 card. Slips in and out real easy. Not free as above, but close. A

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