you can pull one apart easy i done a few including one on my sub 14. it was making noise due to dry bushing
open hood hold throttle closed if it spins fast then you let go opening throttle up should fire. i am not only one with a issue like this rustyoldjunks suburban 12 is same way. hes one who told me trick to get it running lolThe tractor I'm having the S/G issues with does act like that,but I'm not sure if the compression release is bad or not,because if I jump it with a larger car battery,it doesn't bind up as bad on a compression stroke..
If it is a bad compression release then that will really tick me off--I'm not into taking the engine off and tearing it apart..
It might get another whole engine before that happens..or sold!..