Saturday, January 15, 2011

Slick Magneto Timing Light Flicker

When timing my slick magnetos I noticed that when the timing light came on and I rotated the prop just a little further the light went out as it should and if I bumped the prop again the light came back on again. What do you think the problem is?

A little dirt or oil on the point surfaces; or a bit of point surface erosion like what is shown in the picture below. A little flicker of the light is probably OK. More and you might need to clean or replace the points.


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