Originally Posted by jud149
I checked the holes in the block and cylinder and they were clean. I then checked the crank seals and the recoil side was spotless. However, the flywheel side had a small amount of greese/oil residue on it. Could that be the problem?
It could be but doesn't seem likely usually the unit won't start if those seals are out. When the unit is idling you can spray quick start behind tha flywheel to see if it affect the engine rpm. If no affect then it is probably okay...