Re: 2n starting problems

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Posted by Bruce (VA) on January 15, 2019 at 13:03:07 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: 2n starting problems posted by John S. on January 15, 2019 at 09:40:25:

" I also don’t understand how an electronic ignition would eliminate starting problems altogether."

It won't. You are wise to be doubtful.

" Lately it has been hard starting. A friend of mine suggested I change it over to electronic ignition and then never have to worry about or have starting problems ever again. "

That is the worst reason ever to convert it to EI.

The key advantage to EI is that you do not need to gap & lube the points every year & replace them every 4 or 5 years or. If you perform annual maintenance on the points & change them every 4 years or so using quality parts, and your distributor is not worn out, you will see no difference whatsoever between a points ignition system & EI on an N.

The key disadvantages to EI on an N are initial cost, nearly impossible for the average N owner to repair, will not work w/ low battery voltage, & easily damaged beyond repair by polarity reversal & other common mistakes.

To sum it up:

--- Putting EI on a N series tractor will replace the points. Any other "advantages" will be miniscule.

---- If you have a well running tractor & just don't care to fool w/ points anymore, EI is a perfect alternative.

---- If you expect EI to cure any significant ignition problem you may have other than bad points, it won't.

Bottom line……….this is the question you need to answer: “If tens of thousands of other N’s operate just fine on 6v and points, why can’t mine?”


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