Use the right screwdriver
to take off the pullstarter. For the 15FE, a #2 screwdriver is needed
for this. If your engine does not have a pullstarter, take off the backplate
and skip the next couple of steps.
Pull off the pullstarter
assembly carefully. A tightly wound spring-loaded mechanism is inside
and if it is allowed to slide out the spring will need to be rewound.
Use a finger as shown to hold the spring and its plastic housing in place.
Be aware that a metal one-way bearing is also part of the pullstarter,
it should stay in its place inside the pullstarter. Set the pullstarter
assembly aside. If your work area is in a location where people can pick
up or touch things on the table, wrap a rubber band or length of tape
around the pullstarter.
Take the pullstarter
plate off. For the 15FE, a #2 screwdriver is needed for this also.
Remove the pullstarter
plate and put it next to the engine head and pullstarter.
You will now have
the interior of the engine exposed. Pullstarter-equipped engines will
have the pullstarter shaft lying loose in the engine interior. Take the
shaft out and set it aside.
Use a pair of pliers
to loosen the engine sleeve from the engine case.
here to continue!