Originally Posted by indy_rc
It seems like I get the flywheel to go to the right three-four times and it
then it gets stiff. then go the other way and it gets stifff.....this is normal operation for the piston sleeve?
Yes that's normal for a new engine. Like mentioned above, heat the engine up a bit with a heatgun, then try to start it up. also, take a look at the carb itself, to see if it is about 1 mm open when no throttle applied.