Just tried regaping the coil, thought it helped, but sadly didnt once i put the spark plug back in It does spin freely, with a little friction, with the spark plug out, which i would think is a good sign. Thanks for the info, ill check it out. I dont know if stihl still has them or not, i was just saying i guess stihl doesnt have an online parts finder, you have to go to the dealer. Ive gotten it so i can pull the cord all the way, rapidly, still not as smooth as it was, but i can do it. Sadly it still doesnt start, which makes me think its a fuel problem. Either there is somehow still a large amount of fuel in the cylinder, which is impossible cause ive had the airfilter, spark plug and exhaust off for more than a few days now, or fuel is not getting to the engine. The other day i went to just dump the fuel out just to see if i could start it, if there were fumes in the cylinder and make sure it wasnt just dumping gas into the cylinder. While i was doing that i noticed it was at like 1/3 of a tank, which is wierd because when i first had this starting problem, i dumped the old fuel out and filled it up with fresh stuff, so i dont know where all that fuel went... I took the carb off, didnt seem like there is much to clean there, but i did spray some carb cleaner through it and such. How can i check if gas is getting to the engine/carb, im used to float bowls.