When did they start coming stock with adjustable carbs? I was going to say mine is a peice of cake to start.pas 260 power head is the way to go. The 230 is ok but if you are gonna run a broom or paddle, you need the 260.
Any 260 power head that are hard to start probably have the non adjustable carbs which the dealer could have changed under warranty for you. If it's out of warranty, then you'll have to pick up the cost.
This has been covered on here a few times.
Night and day difference. All the new units have adjustements on them.