||1 more thing NEVER use ether on a small gas engine unless you want to be replacine an engine. If you use ether you run a HIGH risk of putting the rod through the engine block. It is way to hot for a small engine. If you want to see if it will start and run longer just find a tip off of like a power steering fluid fill (little cone thing you cut when you got to fill. Lucas Power Steering repair fluid has them) and use an old oil bottle 1qt and squit gas in the throat of the carb. If it won't run on that then ETHER WILL NOT WORK EITHER. There is something more wrong. But please don't use ether. I have see what happens. Someone brought me an engine and I asked if they used ether to start it and they said yes.