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Old 09-11-2017, 08:02 PM
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Hi guys, I got my engine, put some fuel, put some 5w30 oil (I accidently poured it to ground ) So oil is low on oil-level stick thing.

Started few times, it was ok.

But after a week, I tried to pull the cord but it locked after a turn, and because of that, engine levitated to right from left a bit (Pull-start side of the engine)

How can I fix that? It's soooo hard to start right now, I have to find the correct spot to pull it.


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So, no mods to the engine, correct?

Remove the spark plug, pull starter; does it turn easy? does any fluid come out the plug hole?

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oil-level stick thing.
That's called a dipstick, dipstick
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This sounds like a problem with your pull start..

Take the pull starter off and see if it pulls easily and any thing looks broken... IDK
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So, no mods to the engine, correct?

Remove the spark plug, pull starter; does it turn easy? does any fluid come out the plug hole?



That's called a dipstick, dipstick
What is that fluid? Gasoline or oil? Should I put something under it to get the fluid

oil-level stick thing
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:38 AM
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I removed the pull starter, turned a bit then stuck again. But I think it has a pattern.

Can't remove the spark plug because the wrench that comes in box is designed by an idiot.
When I try to fit it to spark plug, it collides with spark cable.

I'm going to get a hex-wrench set. (Or socket set whatever it is )
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Take the cable off and move out of the way.....
Insert socket and turn....

How about some pics....
Where abouts are you located... Fill in your location....
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I can't remove the spark plug, so hard to turn.
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China. Just like the last time.
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I removed the spark plug and pulled the starter, it turns easily. But when I screw the spark plug back, it's hard to pull again And fluid didn't come out. What can I do?
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There should be some resistance, that's called compression but, not excessive, you should still be able to pull the starter...
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My guess is the cam de-compression mechanism is playing up.

If you had trouble with the spark plug removal, removing the cam is going to be fun.
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So how can I fix that? It wasn't like that before As I said it turns easily when the spark plug is removed.
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http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37727

This thread goes into the de-compression mechanism a bit more for you to get an understanding of what it does.

You need to pull the side cover off to remove and inspect the cam.
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I'm starting to think someone may have already done that but, I could be wrong...
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I removed the spark plug and pulled the starter, it turns easily. But when I screw the spark plug back, it's hard to pull again And fluid didn't come out. What can I do?
A virtual god should not be having any problems whatsoever with a puny engine made by mortal men.

Did you forget to eat your Wheaties?

Egad, man, what engine do you have? Where's the dadgum photos, drawings or at least a pathetic description of the engine manufacturer and model, horsepower, or engine size in cubic centimeters?

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http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37727

This thread goes into the de-compression mechanism a bit more for you to get an understanding of what it does.

You need to pull the side cover off to remove and inspect the cam.
But I don't have a torque wrench, is that a problem? And I don't think that I can put it back

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A virtual god should not be having any problems whatsoever with a puny engine made by mortal men.

Did you forget to eat your Wheaties?

Egad, man, what engine do you have? Where's the dadgum photos, drawings or at least a pathetic description of the engine manufacturer and model, horsepower, or engine size in cubic centimeters?

Generic 6.5hp 196cc engine Gonna add photos soon.
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a torque wrench is not mandatory but a good to have tool for the side cover bolts.

You tube has some videos on how to disassemble these little engines, then just concentrate on the side cover and cam bit.
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...Gonna add photos soon.
Photos FIRST, always, unless wasting time is something you enjoy.

Even if you enjoy wasting time, you're wasting everyone else's time.

What I thought might be a broken or half-working recoil starter might just be your weakness.

Better eat those Wheaties and report back tomorrow.
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These go on sale for $10 each at Harbor Freight. I recommend getting all of them when they do.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-3-Pro...MAAOSwa~hZZt8L

https://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-qu...ench-2696.html
(Good for ARC Connecting Rod Bolts)
https://www.harborfreight.com/3-8-ei...rench-807.html
https://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-ha...rench-239.html

I got this one from sears
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-3-8-i...FVCraQodXLEMuA

Never tried one of these
https://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-...ter-68283.html

Here's a cheap one on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Torque-Wrenc...AAAOSwXvNZuj~L
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Photos FIRST, always, unless wasting time is something you enjoy.

Even if you enjoy wasting time, you're wasting everyone else's time.

What I thought might be a broken or half-working recoil starter might just be your weakness.

Better eat those Wheaties and report back tomorrow.
What photos exactly you need? Engine or compression thing?

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Can I just mark those bolts with marker and unscrew them
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