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PostSubject: STX38...Hard starting   Fri 02 Oct 2009, 3:14 pm

I'm having starting problems with my STX38....It has the 13 hp Kohler Command engine. I have to crank and crank it to get it to go. Once it starts, it runs fine.
I went through the carb, was clean, put in a new plug.......

A while back, I was cutting some heavy grass and bogged it down pretty good......when it starts or when I shut it down now, I hear a "pftt" sound, like pressure releasing........Do these engines have some sort of compression release?......I can't see it being a head gasket, as it runs well once started. Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: STX38...Hard starting   Thu 22 Oct 2009, 11:24 am

Did ya get her fixed up bud? Or ya just gonna wait for spring? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: STX38...Hard starting   Thu 22 Oct 2009, 12:00 pm

Well they can actually run pretty good poncho even with a leaky headgasket but can be hard to start,I would definitly check the head gasket and also make sure the choke is closing all the way,sometimes they will wear and start sticking partially open and that will make them start hard. KW
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PostSubject: Re: STX38...Hard starting   Thu 22 Oct 2009, 2:19 pm

I've checked the choke numerous times...its fine. I won't be using it after next week, I will pull the head then.
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