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Hello, I have a 16hp cast iron briggs that I'm trying to get going. I got it all reassembled, carb set and gas going but, the starter isn't powerful enough to spin the motor all the way thru the compression stroke. Is it just the SG or is it something else? Are these motors supposed to have a lot of compression? My 7016H is the same way but it actually starts. Lol

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Can you spin it over by hand through the compression stroke?

If it is almost impossible to turn over yet easy when the spark plug is out, maybe the Easy-Start incline on the cam is wore off.

Good that it has compression, but hopefully the compression release is working and just the belt like Ronald said.

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I think your S/G is "tired"; maybe brushes or other issue causing the loss of torque.

Swap the S/G's and that should tell whether it's the engine or S/G issue.

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Sorry guys, I've been away on a class trip for the past few days so I haven't been able to do any further investigation into the matter. I'll let you guys know tomorrow how it goes.

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