The plunger (when it is not sticking) will fall to the bottom. This requires the rod to be reinserted with the arm in the 4-5 o'clock position. This allows the pin to engage the plunger.
A little oil on the o-ring is all that is needed. The rest will be self lubricated when the engine is running.
With so many people having sticking fuel shutoff rods I created this sticky from Welldigger and Gimpys post. I also listed the steps in numerical order. Thanks Gimp for posting the pictures over and over.
Now just refer people to the sticky.
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