When I got the LTV Laser I was aware of hard starting issues with the 2.4 Bridgeport. This turned out to be the low side of the stator. I replaced the original stator with a new merc one and also the trigger. Everything else checked out okay. At the end of the summer, low side of stator gone again. New merc part and okay so far about 5 hrs use. Question is why are stators going bust.
There is one thing I am not sure about. I check compression periodically and fog motor and wonder if I may be doing damage by the way I do it. The ignition is wired with a kill switch so I have assumed that when this switch is pulled the ignition is grounded and the spark plugs can be removed and do not have to be grounded when doing a compression test. Is this a correct assumption? I have changed my procedure by wiring a switch to the starter so can turn motor over without having a live ignition.