Originally Posted by skyman2112
do these engine have a valve to release compression to make it start easier? I think mine is stuck shut cause its real hard to turn over
I think I'm having the same problem. I was able to use a jumper box to get it started the other day, but it was still very reluctant. I called a service center and the guy I spoke to said that they do have compression release valves and that he remembered a lot of them coming through the shop with problems a couple of years ago. ...Mine is about 2 years old, but this problem actually started last season.
If anyone else has info on these release valves, I'd love to hear it. I'm not completely incompetent when it comes to repairs, but the service shop made it sound like a large job because of where the valve was located.