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  1. Ken_S

    TD 6

    Glad you got it going! Ken
  2. Hopefully its something simple and you get it figured out! Below is the tester I used. Mine ended up being the condenser but maybe a coil could act similar?? As soon as I added a very small amount of air the spark stopped on mine. Good luck!!!
  3. May not be your issue but I had a strange similar acting issue as you are with one of my TD-6's. It would try to start on gas but that was it. I took the plugs out and checked the spark several times and all of them had really good spark at the plugs or checking the wires etc. Replaced the plugs and wires which were fairly new anyhow. No change. Spent weeks on it. Not sure how I went down this path but I had one of those spark testers that you connect to an air hose that simulates the plug firing under compression. I tried it and as soon as I put a little air to the tester the plug stopped firing. It did this same thing checking each one. Ended up being a bad condenser in the mag. Actually was a newer aftermarket condenser that was shorter than the original and the case wasn't grounding good enough. Replaced it with the correct one and it starts right away every time. About pulled every hair out of my head on that one. My plugs were staying dry during all this so I was thinking fuel. Go figure. 🙂 Good luck!!!
  4. Hank, Here's whats I found in the manual for timing the mag. Hope this is readable and of some help. I had an odd situation with one of mine. The mag had great spark on all cylinders then it kind of run on gas but mostly just puff some black smoke. To make a really, really long story shorter I found out a couple spark plugs were not as warm as the others trying to start it. I borrowed one of those spark testers that you thread the spark plug into and apply a little air pressure to simulate firing under compression. As soon as I applied a little air it immediately quit firing. Ended up being a bad condenser in the mag. Replaced it and it runs like a top still after three years now. Probably not your issue. Check the timing first and see what it does. Good luck!! The picture is to reference the crank pulley timing marks. Ken
  5. Chris, Not sure if this will help but here's a pic of the service manual. It may look a little different since the manual covers the "6" and "9". Hope it helps some. Ken
  6. I have two TD-6's and both the thermostats in them look different than the new one you have. Both are like the ones in the picture from KoO. Both of mine are 160F thermostats. Someplace I read they have a bypass thermostat but for the life of me I cant find that information so I'm not sure if its the housing they are referring to or the stat itself but one person had overheating issues after replacing the stat with one from an auto parts store, then his cure was getting the original style stat. Watching the coolant in mine I can see it circulate some until it warms up then it circulates faster looking through the cap. Probably not the issue but just an idea. Good luck!!!! Ken
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