Long story short,
my small engine spark tester is confirming what I thought first,
I only get a spark as ignition comes off !
As I tried to start it it sounded as if it was about to fire yes CRANKS FINE thanks
Wont fire to start, but gave a last ditch try to fire as I switched off sometimes
Back story is this is my buttermilk in catch can ute
Not on the road at present thank Fuji
I always like to degrease engine bay before I get down and dirty
I also like to wash and polish before I start things too
So engine bay first
I was able to start it at first today after sitting a while, few weeks, after sitting a few months beforee that
Battery was a bit weak, so booster hoked up and she fired
moved it, degreased and pressure washed the engine bay from top of underside bonnet to back of gearbox and down under the sump
Gave her a pressure wash and chamois dry
Then started a while say three minutes, then died.
Yup, water under dizzy cap, so left it out in sun to dry inside of cap and dizzy itself
Still no fire
Loking at my propane mixer I wonder ...Jay Storer says never blame the gas first
I undid the cover of gas converter to find good reason for an overhaul kit to go through it, first time in nine years 120,000km. Been sitting on a repair kit, had the time, so went for it.
Overhauled the gas safety lock off too and just as well, its filter and bowl was chockers with dry mostly ferrous crap particles, never seen so much in my life !!
Gas stuff all cleaned up and kitted, set up and back in
Still no bloody start
I am planning to first hot wire it to boot the ignition switch out of the equation and see if it starts then.
Next will be swapp ignition switch
BUT have a sneaky suspisicion this weird thing has happened to others before, cant recall, who or what. Maybe I need to chase up a module I have lurking