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    Default Tightening Your Pullstart

    Probably something were all familiar with, the pullstart hanging out,
    this is not my guide or video but I have tried it on many occasions




    This is how its done:
    Take your rope and pull it out slightly or if its already hanging out pull a bit more out and hold the rope tight in your hand.
    Hold the white housing still so as to not let it move and take the rope and feed a small amount back into the housing.
    Take the slack that you fed in and pull it straight up and turn the white housing until the cut out is right in front of the exit hole and in line with the rope you are holding.
    Now take the rope and put it in the cut out.
    Twist the white housing tighter as the rope is in the cut out and the rope will stay in place and run around the outside housing and not recoil or extend and the spring will get tighter.
    You now can let go and the rope will pull in.
    You can adjust it until it is as tight as you want.

    You just tightened the spring without disassembly.
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    top tip buddy well helpfull

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    Top tip Topper, the video makes it look so easy

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    Found it

    Updated and moved to Engine section.

    I was needing this the other week, hopefully it's of use to others

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    Ah right very helpful. I usually have to take the handle off and twist back in a refit.

    Great help, always wondering what that slot was for.

    Thanks

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    thats excellent, i was going to cut the string and tie a new knot. i love the web even if i dont fully understand it

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    cheers for that...fixed it..yaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    very good never seen this before have 2 to fix now

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    i tried to fix mine, but the spring has broken....shame they dont do sp[are springs...lol

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    Excellent video

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    ianski68 You can get replacement spring for pullstart here.
    http://www.rossmod.co.uk/store.php?search=3&value=115&page=13&product_id=88 29&return=store.php"]http://http://www.rossmod.co.uk/store.php?search=3&value=115&page=13&product_id=88 29&return=store.php[/URL]

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    Very good, after that i go to fix mine
    THANKS.

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    dont have that problem yet, but great video tech anyway

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    guys just watched vid i repair same things for living TIP
    if u notice a freyed pull cord follow thease steps
    1, before it snaps remove from engine
    2, pull handle fully out
    3 ,lock the centre coil with screwdriver
    4,using long nose pliers pull the knotted cord from centre(spring side)
    5, cut cord using side snips
    6, using new cord melt the one end with lighter (away from car) this is helpfull for re thread
    7, feed through the centre hole as before
    8. tie a knot in the end and re light with lighter allow to catch fire,blow out and with pliers press the melted plastic onto the knot
    9.then pull knot into the housing and rethread your t-bar
    10,follow step 8 again
    11, now slowly remove the screwdriver and while holding t-bar allow to rewind back
    12,if loose use the cut out to tighten
    it seems long winded but saves money and so much time hope this helps folks

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    Helped loads when installing my Killer RC stainless starter cable, I had previously cut my old cord when I needed to tighten it but certainly didn't want to do that with my new cable *pawthumbs up*
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    Fanks ive now dont the same

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    thanx m8 very helpful
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    sweet tip,i try it on my lawn mower too,that needs fixing as well
    go team

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    Wow cheers buddy I'll try that next time great useful tip pal

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    Works a treat... Should put it as stickie

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