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Re: So starter fluid thanks, but what is the cylinder
I didn't give you the answer before, but I can tell you the answer to your question. Starter fluid is a product sold to start engines. It is ether in a can, much like a paint can. You spray it into the spark plug hole, re-insert the plug and start it. If it does not start, probably the ignition system...Lee
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try taken the spark plug out , using the starter cord slow pull on the string. Looking inside where the spark plug was, does the cylinder move up and down?
If it does you might have a bad ring around the cylinder.
One last thought, make sure that the spark plug is clean and re-gap correctly.
Clean or change air filter. Clean, gap or change spark plug. Empty gas tank add fresh gas with Stabil. When spark plug is removed pull rope several times to blow out cylinder. Spray starter fluid in spark plug hole before replacing spark plug. Clean outside of carb so choke works freely. Spray starter fluid into carb breather hole with air filter removed and try to start. if running replace air filter and cover. If no start disassemble carb and clean. If no start replace carb.
Remove the starter assembly from the motor. Remove spark plug and attempt to turn crankshaft by hand. Can you turn it? is fluid coming out the spark plug hole? If you can turn the crank and nothing comes out the hole... good. Service the starter assembly.
Remove spark plug and observe condition. Fouled with oil, bad motor. With plug removed pull rope several times to blow out cylinder. Spray WD40 in spark plug hole, pull rope several times see if oil blows out. Spray a lot of starter fluid in spark plug hole, replace plug. Spray starter fluid in air cleaner area of carb, try to start. Replace spark plug, try to start. Ensure oil is full, all mowers have a low oil sensor now. 30w oil. Always use Stabile in gas.
Not sure if there are carbs on car or if it is direct injection. If carbs spray into float chamber(s) if injction I think you will have to spray into cylinders via holes for spark plugs. Pleae note have never used starter fluid on direc t injection my self so I am really not sure if that will work. I assume that you have checked that fuel is getting to engine. Hope this helps.
Did you spray the starting fluid into the plug hole or the carburetor opening. Check the muffler for plugging as well as the air cleaner. When you have the muffler off of the engine, inspect the piston skirt and cylinder wall for any serious scuffing caused by either dirt in the engine or loss of lubrication. This is usually accompanied by loss of compression in the crankcase and upper cylinder. It's possible that the flywheel key has sheared causing the spark to occur at the wrong time. Hope some of this helps!
I hope 2 different problems Marvin. I think the starter is most important, after you reply with findings we will take on the likely fuel delivery problem. Please do this and post back (below) with what you find. Starter Handle difficult to pull: 1.Remove the starter cover. Does the starter operate smoothly? If yes, reinstall the cover and continue with 2, if not repair the starter. 2.Is the saw equipped with a decompression valve? Yes continue, no proceed with 3. ·Leave the ignition off, set the valve and pull the starter. ·Pull gently to release the valve. Is there a difference in the effort required? ·If yes continue with 3, if no repair or replace the decompression valve. 3.Was this saw perhaps operated in a lean condition (metal transfer from the piston to cylinder wall)? This may be caused by many things including but not limited to; leaky intake connections at the engine or carburetor; leaky crankcase seals; cracked fuel delivery lines; running on gasoline containing no 2-cycle oil. ·Disconnect the spark plug wire and remove the plug. Remove the muffler (clean it and the spark arrestor before reinstalling), hold a light at the plug hole and inspect the cylinder through the exhaust port. Is it smooth and shiny or does it appear speckled with dull gray spots or smears? ·Pull the starter slowly, inspect the piston as it rises and falls. Is it a dull gray without scratches and gouges? ·Hold the light at the exhaust port and look through the spark plug hole, inspect the cylinder above the exhaust port. Is it shiny and smooth or speckled with gray spots or smears? Please Note:Any spots or smears on the cylinder or deep scratches and gouges in the piston indicate the saw was operated in a lean condition. Repair of this on a home owner quality saw often exceeds replacement cost. A repair estimate by an independent saw shop should be considered. 4.The last likely possibility is the saw has jumped timing. Inspect the flywheel and crankshaft under the starter cover. Are the woodruff key slots aligned and the key intact? Please take it to a good local saw seller/mechanic for a written diagnosis before authorizing any repair.
If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH Lou Starter fluid removes what little lubrication is provided by the fuel mix. I suggest a teaspoon of mix into open carburetor throat or the plug hole. Do not go to speed with the air filter removed.
Checking for seized engine is easy. Put it in gear and try pushing it if wheel turns engine is turning over. Sitting for 12 years can cause rust on cylinder walls and in you fuel tank. Start from scratch and trace voltage to starter. It should be roughly the same as at battery. Unless you drained carbs they will be varnished. Your spark plug wires maybe corrode. I could go on but I think you get the picture. Starter 1st, carry on from there. If engine is in act seized put some tranny fluid down spark plug holes. Do not start bike until you have replaced oil and filter. Tranny fluid as lube in a running engine is BAD.