Join Date: May 2011
Location: Middle River, MD
Here is where I am at now. I took a few more turns by socket wrench, then put some oil back in it. I took several turns with the wrench with all of the spark plugs out, and the spark plug sockets out to watch the cam chains. The chains look good, and I watch the valves that I could see from the spark plug holes open and clothes. But every now and again it would hang again. I went ahead and hooked the battery back up, and gave it a few cranks with the spark plugs out. It would hang up every so often, so I would free it with the socket wrench. I also tapped on the starter a few times. In now spins pretty freely. I put it all back together with the plugs in, and tried to fire her up. On a few of the revolutions it sounded like there was no compression on the rear cylinder, but now sounds like it is good. Battery died before I could get it fired. I took my battery the other day to Advanced Auto to see if it was good. They said yes, but I am wondering. It didn't hold it's charge too long. It is charging now. I guess I will take it to another shop to have it load tested. My multimeter was getting 12.8 volts when I took it off charge. After trying to start for about 5-10 min it is down to 11.83. So we shall see. Thanks for al of the advice. I think if I get it running, I will drain the oil again and pull apart the starter to lube it up.