Well my old 4909 is still an awesome beast, but its getting really stubborn to start, even when warmed up.
The EZ start seems to be the culprit, BUT when the glow plug is loosened, it happily turns the motor over with a satisfying Putt-Putt-Putt.
The problem occurs when you want to start the engine - the EZ Start only "grabs" the motor for the first "Putt" or "Putt-Putt" but then spins freely, requiring a release of the button, and waiting for the EZ Start motor to spin down, then trying again.
Of course, the glow plug goes cold so I have to use a separate glow plug igniter tool to even attempt a start.
After much on-off-on-off-on with the Start Button, she will eventually start to get combustion and then eventually fire up.
Since I think the EZ Start electric motor is fine, what part should I look replacing? Something in there is not grabbing enough to fight the compression. I think.
Thanks for the tips!