replacing points, condenser and rotor

Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:24 pm

I want to replace the points, condenser and rotor in my 184 as well as the distributor cap. Should the rotor just pull out of the distributer or is there a trick? It feels like there is a good resistance to just pulling out and I don't want to break anything. I could have sworn that I had it off there at one time to check points but, darn if I can remember anything that needed done to pull it off. Thanks

Re: replacing points, condenser and rotor

Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:57 pm

I have had them stick on my LOW BOY.

Re: replacing points, condenser and rotor

Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:04 am

If it's been on there a while it may be stuck pretty good but it just pulls off.

Re: replacing points, condenser and rotor

Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:33 pm

Got the points and condenser in. Turned her over to TDC on #1, set distributer to #1 firing order. She fires right up and I can throttle up to max but, as soon as I kick the PTO on to run the deck, it's like someone is choking her. I adjusted to where it won't stall but, what a rukus and it will not smooth out again. I have now tried to adjust the throttle/ governor linkage to the carb, the fast and slow idle speeds- same story. Could I have a kaput governor? Any suggestions? greatly appreciated. Thanks

Re: replacing points, condenser and rotor

Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:03 pm

I guess I should mention the thing was running fine this summer (running rough at startup but real good once warmed up). I was mowing Friday and it started to run rough while mowing along. I pulled it up into the shop and started looking things over (I was thinking fouled plug or something). I pulled the distributor cap and saw some pretty rough contacts too. I replaced the plugs points and condenser thinking these could all be the problem. I wish I had the knowledge of some of you on here with these cubs. I have never had these issues with any of my Diesels.

Re: replacing points, condenser and rotor

Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:04 pm

Diesel,

Did you ever get her running right? Just wondering?

Brian

Re: replacing points, condenser and rotor

Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:24 pm

Got the points and condenser in. Turned her over to TDC on #1, set distributer to #1 firing order. She fires right up. it will not smooth out again. I have now tried to adjust the throttle/ governor linkage to the carb, the fast and slow idle speeds- same story. Could I have a kaput governor? Any suggestions? greatly appreciated.
Don't know if you solved the problem. Next step would be to time the engine - static or dynamic.