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Mike_H

So, I think I can finally call this one a runner! I've been fighting her for a while, through a defective coil, a full engine rebuild, and acquiring the tractor as a basket case. Got it fired up today, and no backfiring, coughing, spitting, sputtering, anything. She just fired up, and ran. Little surging at first, but a little tinkering with the carb fixed that. Anyway, The only weird thing I noticed, and it may not be weird, but just my inexperience (this is the first tractor I've had that actually charges), is the amp meter bounces all over. It will be steady, then jump around, then steady out, etc. I've attached a link to a video on Youtube (click the picture of the vid:D)...What do ya'll think?

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PhanDad

The amp meters do bounce some, but in my experience not that much.

I think it's a sign of dirty/sticky voltage regulator contacts. Hopefully others with more voltage regulator experience should confirm.

It might "self heal" with some time since it sounds like the tractor's been sitting a while so the voltage regulator needs some "exercise".

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GregB

Any chance of swapping out the ammeter for a known stable meter?

Or pull it from the dash and run when holding the gage in your hand to eliminate vibration effect.

Does the bounce significantly change with Engine RPM?

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Kenh

Voltage while running should be somewhere around 13.5 to 14.1 If the voltage fluctuates then the regulator is sketchy. I agree that the connections on the amp meter may not be the best. That would be my first look.

Ken

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