Re: Can't get it running..... need help!!
Most engines, when first started while stone cold, need to have the choke partially on to idle. The slightly rich mixture overcomes the poor fuel vaporization when the engine is not hot. As the engine heats up the fuel vaporized quite readily due to the hot engine internals and then the choke must be turned off.
As for needing to fight it for 100 yards, that seems like a carburetor tuning issue.
Do a search on this site for "carb tuning". You will get a "zillion" threads on the subject.
Oh, by the way, I am assuming that you have an NT carb? What carb do you have?
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