How to rewind a recoil spring.

For any of you who’ve ever struggled to re-assemble a pull start/recoil spring in a small engine, one of my friends made this handy YouTube video of a quick and easy way to rewind the spring.



…in the sump of an air cooled engine, quite an achievement, can only conclude that this thing must have sat outside for a long time with water running down the dipstick hole.

Suffolk engine sump

Needless to say it ran a lot better after an oil change;

Apologies for the poor video…