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Ignition coil question

Morning all
I have a friends machine with a 208cc LCT Storm force engine.
It had a fuel leak which I corrected but now no spark. I put a used coil on there and voila....spark and it runs. My question is if you remove the brass spark plug tip connector from the coil, there is a fuse like piece in there, can this be causing the issue and if so, why would LCT not list it in their parts breakdown?
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lct and mtd love to sell parts by the unit. not each, like if you break the recall spring you need to buy the whole starter, need a crank buy a engine short block,
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You should exercise GREAT care with today's ignition coils!!!! If in doubt, check Ebay for ignition coils for small HP Honda engines, seems to be thousands for sale. For the most part, they are junk!

There was a time when one could lift off a spark plug wire and check for spark on small engines. I DO NOT advise doing that. The manufacturers are NOT building these coils with enough electrical insulation to withstand the developed HV and without a spark plug attached, that voltage can exceed the internal breakdown limits. Sure, if you connect an EXTERNAL spark plug AND MAKE SURE the body of the plug is grounded to the engine proper, you should be able to test for spark at the plug. Just be careful and make sure that both the ignition wire is connected to the plug and the body of the plug is grounded. A spark plug limits how high the ignition voltage can soar.

I lost count of the number of Honda 7HP engine coils I have changed because of crappy coils. OH and do not for one minute think buying an OEM's coil will be more robust.

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