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It is pretty easy if you got the service manual. As the other threads say, the hardest part is taking off the plastics and the fueltank. Before you start, make sure you have the proper size FEELER GUAGES, and the proper size ALLEN wrench for the left side crank cover (mine got stripped b/c someone didn't have the right size). It is pretty easy, and the manual shows you exactly what to do. Just be sure you do it in a clean spot where no dirt can really get into it. What I usually do is after I get the plastics removed, I wash it up and use an air compressor to blow dry it.
 

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NOT ANY SET WILL DO. Look in the manual and it will give you the tolerances, I can't remember them off the top of my head, but some feeler guages that you can get don't go down small enough for the tolerances you need. If you don't have ones that small, SEARS would be a good place to get them as when I got my first set, they had a gazillion different ones there, and to make it easier, if you had a set that were angled on the one end, that would make life easier getting in there.
 

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Good job. That coil is actually your starter. This machine is very simple to do. If you are going to dig into 450's, you may want to be a tad more careful as some actually have shims that you'll need to replace.
 

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Rancher, what do you mean pretty snug to the feel? Do you mean pretty snug on the feeler gauges? IDK if you knwo this, but what you shoudl do after you adjust them, take the gauge out, and then see if it will slide back in snugly. If it wont with out a lot of forcing, then it means you went to tight. If it is too lose, then try to get the next bigger size to fit in there. Just a heads up. Not trying to harp on you or anything, it is just some people aren't as mechanically inclined as others and they don't think of these sort of things.
 

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Rancher, yes, sorry. I meant to say starter coil, which you are right, it is the "ignition coil", which I suppose you corrected yourself as well calling it the "coil pack." I am glad you came back being extremely positive. Like I stated before, some people are not mechanically inclined as others, by which I mean some people have never done this before, as if you read threads and stuff, people ask how to do it. Such like NavyNut. With people not having done it before may not realize that the screw could actually move while tightening the nut, hence why verifying it again when it is all said and done. Like I stated previously, I wasn't harping on you or anyone else. I was trying to state a fact that some people may have done this a whole lot more than others, therefore trying to prevent them from screwing up their machines. Case in point, I helped DaGirl with hers, and showed her everything as she has never done it before. I showed her and then she did it and it was a tad too tight, so I showed her how to verify. You can take what I said however you want, everyone has their own opinions, but I honestly was trying to help and not undermine anyone.
 
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