Spark Igniters

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Minerman Canada
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Spark Igniters

Post by Minerman Canada »

What would cause the ignition control units both to melt? Also one side of the fuse box headlight terminal melted. Are these related? I haven’t checked to see if I lost spark but I have no power going to the headlight. The fuse is still good. The ignition still works. The starter still turns over.

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Re: Spark Igniters

Post by Wilcoy02 »

After 30+ yrs they get hot and melt. You can fill them with epoxy like every one else has had to do.
No these are not related.
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Re: Spark Igniters

Post by DenverWinger »

I've had these glass fuses "Fail" rather than "Blow". Element comes detached at one end. Check your headlight fuse by putting a voltmeter across it, if there's voltage, the fuse is bad, even if not blown (melted).

My 1100 igniters drip black goo, too. :lol:
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