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So you demonstrated that you have compression, and spark, since it ran off starting fluid. So it must be a fuel problem.
The fuel pump would be one possible source of trouble. When I drain the carb bowl in mine (for storage), I need to pull the cord around 10 times, before it will start again. The fuel pump is refilling the empty carb bowl during this time, I assume. You would have needed to do the same after running out of gas.
If you pull it that much, do you have gas in the bowl again when you open the bowl drain?
I suppose maybe the electronic throttle might not be opening the throttle plate properly. Perhaps there's a problem with the motor for the throttle plate, though that seems unlikely.
On some other Honda carbs, the bowl alignment is apparently important, to let the float work correctly, etc. Is the bowl definitely on there correctly?
The milky oil won't cause it to not start, at least, as long as your oil level is ok (for the oil level sensor). It might be milky due to having tiny air bubbles in it, from just running? The starting fluid should not be able to get into the oil, so it should be unrelated. I think milky oil can sometimes be due to condensation in the oil.
Last edited by RedOctobyr; 01-04-2019 at 10:50 AM.