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Off the key switch I have a pink and light green wire in a two-pronged male connector. According to the wiring diagram in the service manual, pink goes to coil and light green to rectifier. Am I missing a female connector, and if so, can I cut the connector off and run the wires to their respective connections?
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The manual for my JD 170 garden tractor (14 hp Kawasaki engine) says the spark plug to install is a Champion RN11YC. The one in my engine was badly oil fouled. What I was able to find, at my local hardware store - that is, without driving 50 minutes each way to a big-box store in town - was a Champion RN11YC4.

Looks identical, but no doubt some subtle difference... not sure just what. But there is that one character difference (the 4 added to the end) in the number.

After cleaning fuel lines, filter, fuel pump, and carburetor, the engine has run just fine with the new plug in it. I have to wonder if it would run even better or avoid some future problem if the plug I put in the engine was the exact one called for in the manual.

Can anyone advise me?
 

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Thanks Roger. I gapped the new plug to .028.

Like I say, it's functioning now. What will it do that is inadequate or wrong? I'm not knowledgeable about this aspect.

Anyhow, I can probably get a replacement within the next three or four days if it's a good idea.}
 
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