Re: Fred was right again

Ron Brown /
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Don,

I took the liberty of pasting your email in here ahead of my response because it confused me and maybe someone will enjoy your puzzle.

>Hi! Now Ron,get real! Call any moped repair shop and

>ask how many failed condensers show up.I'm sure though

>rare, as Fred says,there are many replaced each year

>and anybody knows that anything mechanical can fail at

>any time.

My confusion here is that in my previous post, I wondered if your mechanic would still think my coil was bad, even though my condensor read 5 K ohms, proving that it was bad. I don't recall ever mentioning that condensors rarely fail. In fact, even though I have not seen too many failures, I would assume that they are failure prone, or why would points and condensor normally come together in a tune up kit?

>Let me give you an example of a

>rarity.Problem yesterday: Moped doesn't start.Spark

>plug has very weak spark.The diagnosis normally would

>be pretty easy,right? Not in this case,at least not

>for me.Care to take a stab at it? I solved it

>yesterday by removing the spark plug.The clue is

>`noise',so you don't think I am making this up.Another

>hint is : these don't fail very often either. BYE!

Without the clue, I would have to suspect anything and everything in the ignition circuit, from the magnets in the flywheel to the plug. Given that the clue is "noise", I have to guess you mean RF noise and the plug suppressor cap was bad. I am not sure how you solved it by removing the spark plug, my ped won't run worth a hoot without one.

Ron

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