I augured in yesterday - too low & slow for gusty conditions.
Anyhow, I got a snootfull of mud in the venturi so today spent
dissembling & cleaning.
I haven't dissembled the crankshaft or connecting rod but the head is
off and I notice some binding as I turn the crank. This binding is at
top dead center and consists of a mild bind at tdc with stronger binds
either side of it (but close to tdc). I have oiled everything.
Did I bend the crank or the connecting rod or is this just what you
expect for this type of engine?
- posted 16 years ago