Originally Posted by 9D280
This is just my gut feel, but after 2 hrs or so I would not class that as warm.
I would. My current engine is injected and loaded with electronics and probably doesn't equate well, but my old Honda 40 was carbed.
My general procedure on the Honda: Cold start: Choke and a bit of throttle twist (no fast idle lever on the motor), 2 or 3 shots of the starter motor for about 5 seconds each. If the motor tried to fire, cut choke by about half, retry starter. If the motor fired, ran, and died, then choke to off and retry starter. If no fire, choke to off, throttle to full open, and crank for a bit to get air into the cylinders, then start over.
If the motor had been run in the past 4 hours or so, I'd give it a bit of throttle and hit the starter. Usually it would fire up and run as if it had just been shut down. If it didn't start in 2 tries, I'd give it just a bit of choke, and no throttle. Rarely did I have to go back to a cold start routine if it had been run earlier in the day (though weather plays with that statement as well.)
Gist of my post: It takes quite a while for a (or at least some) motor to return to dead cold condition.