Yes there was it was not purring like a kitten either. I was holding off on putting any money into it till I found out if it will run. I have high hopes that the (too hot, and not running to my satisfaction) are carb and fuel related. I also picked up a new head gasket for it today. Well I got 2 head gaskets, jug gasket, a proper pull cord, intake and exhaust gaskets, PTO engage gasket, attachment gasket, and a few other miscellaneous parts off of CL today for $20. So I will be pulling the head again and putting a new gasket on.
Also It was mentioned to clean the factory oil filter out so I pulled that off and drained it, any tips on how to clean it out? It felt quite heavy.