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No spark in 2 stroke engine

Replaced plug and bypassed off switch

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If you have checked the switch, the switch wire and fitted a new plug, you must face the fact the ignition unit itself requires replacement ( assuming it has electronic ignition ) if it has contact breaker points you may need to clean/replace the points.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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SOURCE: spark plug gap keeps closing on 2 stroke engine

it could be the spark plugs are to long and the piston is hitting the glug

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