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Elgin Model 571.58321


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This engine has not been run in 12yrs, Cleaned carb, checked spark, OK, new plug. When I try to start, pulling cord, it is very hard turning the propeller slowly even hard to pull if plug is out. I ran this engine in the 80's and don't remember having this heavy pull.Would someone please explain what is likely happening. Thank you

Nicholas Dias

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Did you store it with any oil in the cylinders, it could have rusted internally from sitting all these years. It is recommended to squirt a little oil in the spark plug holes then turn the engine a few times to distribute the oil before storage.