My Speedex has a 16HP Vanguard twin with electric start only.
I was having trouble with the starter clutch only engaging about 80% of the time. I'd have to try several times to get it to grab. A year ago I replaced the clutch assembly. It was fine until it got cold, now sometimes it won't engage.
I'm going to be tearing into the tractor today for maintenance. I'm tempted to apply silicone lubricant to the mechanism to help it throw out.
Any thoughts on whether that would be a good/bad idea?