One of mine works that way but my favorite one wont start if I use that method, I have to kick it at exact top dead, fight through the compression and it will fire every time but past top dead.....nope. Wish it would start past top dead and I probley wouldnt have to worry about the lashback. I agree about the pilot jet. If its aint freezing and it aint startin it aint right in my mind!!!