I'm hoping you guys can help me identify what happened today. It's the first day near 32F here in Michigan, so I figured I'd fire up my '91 Ford YT 16H (16hp B&S) and see how it did in the cold. Well, it started alright and for about 10-15 minutes I was playing with different choke/fuel positions to see what would give me a strong startup and not lose power.
I'm guessing I cycled the ignition 30 times total playing around with it. Then suddenly after one, it completely stopped responding. I get no crank action whatsoever. I know the battery is ok because when I turn the key I can turn the lights on.
My question is what could I have possibly done to the starter/ignition/etc to kill it? I'm hoping after it rests awhile I'll be able to start it up.
I'm now very worried about how it will perform in sub-zero temps this winter