Re: How bad does a reed have to be to cause a non-start?
Coolted's picture has me confused! It seems like my destroyed reed should work compared to that one! But I'll stop trying, I think some of the rust already has been sucked in to the engine from my cranking attempts, doing who knows what damage.
Alright, I think the plan of attack is to dig into the engine as my time allows. I really don't need another Duraforce running, so I may get the engine apart (pictures!), diagnose, and let it sit until I need a spare.
The biggest hold back for me isn't the reeds ($4 last I checked), it's the $45 ring set, and $20 worth of needle bearings I'd want to put in while it was apart.
Also, I can't see the piston until it's off the deck. I'll see where I get to over the next few. Thanks for help guys.
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