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Mark J.
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I was working on my sons Cub 123 tonight and noticed that the previous own had installed a carbon core plug wire. My understanding is the Kohler K series engines used a solid wire core and not the carbon core wire. I understand the difference between the two types of wire but I was wondering if anybody here uses a carbon core wire instead of a solid core wire? Have you noticed a difference?
 

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Carbon core wire will eventually burn out.Solid core wire will not. That's about the only difference.

I had Taylor 8mm carbon core wire on my 127 with a Bosh blue coil and it lasted for about 8 months before it burnt out. My 149 had a 1.4 ohm 42,000v chrome Accel super coil on it when I got it. I made up a with 8mm Taylor wire for it and the 2nd time I fired it after rebuilding the engine the wire burnt out.

I had a spare stock coil so I put it on and made another Taylor wire up for it. That was 8 years ago and it's still working fine.

I still have a box full of White 8mm Taylor wire.They work fine if you use a stock coil but not so much if you use a Hot coil.
 
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