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If it has a condenser in the points system or if it is an electronic unit ,replace it
the listing heading is gx 160 which should make it a honda engine probably with electronic ignition.

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IF that is a small engine and has a magneto. You need to check the gap between the coil and the magnet on the flywheel. The easiest way to judge that gap is with a business card. If it fits between the two parts without effort, then it is too much gap.

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