Originally Posted by mnavarro
Yes I can't flip start it. When cold and just filling it up seems to flipstart. I was reading something that says that basicly the engine gaskets are causing the motor to loose compression and not drive the diaphram pump. When cold the motor is not expanded and the seals are more tight and is easier to flipstart. I can't get the motor started when warm unless I'm using the starter and go full wot.
I had this problem with mine too. I ended up making a new set of gaskets and now she primes in just a few flips. I did have to make a gasket for the backplate though. Normally there isn't one there but the machining on mine was a little rough so it was sucking air through the seam in the backplate area.
Do yourself a favor and go to the auto parts store and get a roll of gasket paper, and an exacto knife. You can get a whole roll for about $3-$4 enough to make 10000000 gaskets.