Hello all so I picked this up out the trash, It looks to be from the 80s but not sure. So the problem is when I pull the cord there is no resistant's, but it does recoil back. Now I assume that it did work up till that point, cause when I check the fluids its all clear and fresh, even the oil looks brand new. Also is this a good machine, and worth the fix of what people say it maybe? ANY info on this or manuals would be great. I love these old machine and would love to bring it to a roar again, thank you all.
Last edited by sscotsman; 01-03-2017 at 07:48 AM. Reason: Photos added.
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Finger Lakes
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Pictures don't load for me. But, based on the lack of resistance when pulling the recoil, sounds like there is no compression. Might be a stuck valve, bad head gasket, no/loose spark plug, or worn piston.
Are you sure the pawls in the pull starter are engaging? Unbolt the pull start housing and look at the back of it and you should see 3 plastic wings advance outward when you pull on the rope. If they aren't either they are just stuck and need a shot of WD40 or the spring is weak.