2 cycle engine

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Old 03-22-04, 04:05 PM
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2 cycle engine

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Iam working on a featherlite sst weedeater.The problem i am having is the only way it will run is on choke.If you put it on run it dies.This is what i have already done to it.Put carb kit in,sparkplug,new fuel,checked muffler,fuel lines and filter.The carb has only one adjustment screw it is for low speed.I put it on 1 turn open.Runs good on choke.Any help would be gratefull.Thanks again mowerman
 
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Old 03-22-04, 05:26 PM
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Check the fuel lines? Is the carb clean?

Good luck.
 
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Old 03-22-04, 05:51 PM
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I agree. You said you did a carb rebuild, but is that all you did. You should also make sure that every nook and crany is spotless it that carb. And I also agree that you should check the fuel lines and make sure that you do not have any cloging. I would also for the heck of it make sure that the gas cap is not cloged with trash as well.
 
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Old 03-22-04, 06:01 PM
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Or if there is a different type of vent for the tank. Unless Terminator know this particular trimmer. My echo (and i don;t know if it is only echo that does this) but there are 3 hoses going into the tank. 1 for the vent, which has a plasic valve on the end of it. 1 for the pumper bulb. And one for the main fuel line to the carb.

Once again. Good luck.
 
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Old 03-23-04, 12:30 AM
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Hello mowerman!

I guess you're already knee deep in this, unfortunately. That is basically a disposable trimmer. You could try backing the screw out some more, double-checking the fuel lines, etc.. and maybe you'll find the problem. Bad compression can also do this. Did you look at the piston and cylinder when you had the muffler off? Also, the crankcase cover is made of plastic. They commonly develop air leaks where it bolts to the back of the engine.
 
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Old 03-23-04, 08:04 AM
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Darn it Cheese...you beat me to it again...I was going to suggest the very same thing.
 
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Old 03-23-04, 05:27 PM
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Those trimmers only last about 50 hours. Buy either a Johndeer, Echo, or a Toro trimmer.
 

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Old 03-23-04, 05:54 PM
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What about Ryobi's 4-cycles. How do those rate? any god? dependable? Low maintainance? Just wondering.
 
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Old 03-23-04, 06:03 PM
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Those Ryobi 4cycles seem to last longer than 50 hours, but they still do not last as long as the ones I listed above.
 
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Old 03-23-04, 06:15 PM
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Gotcha. I was just wondering, i've seen them around, but never have used one. I have an Echo SRM-210. I am Super please with it. Just got it all ready for the new season.

If i may tell a short story of how i managed to get one, and pay almost nothing. I live in an apartment complex, and one day i found one in the dumpster! Whoa! I needed one too! This thing looked like it was in great shape compared to some i've seen. All it turned out to need was a head for the string--15 dollars done! I love the thing. So dependable. One pull and the thing purrs. Anyway, i wish we could all have such luck in all areas, but it doesn't seem to happen that way always.
 
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Old 03-23-04, 06:33 PM
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I agree with you on that one.
 
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Old 03-23-04, 08:14 PM
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Good find on the Echo, er...make that EXCELLENT find! Echo is good. Ryobi, weedeater, homelite, and the other low-end consumer-grade trimmers are just that. Repairs usually exceed the value of the machine. (figure an avg of $45 to $50.00 per hour at small engine repair shop, the time off of work to take it there, the time off of work to pick it up, and the gas and effort). Then, when you get it back, you still have an inexpensive used, but repaired trimmer with as much as you paid for it tied up in it. That's why I call them disposable. It's not a bad proposition though...they are cheap enough and do the job. If you pay $90.00 for one, use it for 3 years and toss it and buy another...you are probably averaging better per year than if you bought a $250.00 trimmer. You'd have to run that one for over 8 years to get the same value for the money, and have no repairs in that time frame. That's not a stretch though, good trimmers can last 10-15 years among homeowners with little or no repair.

BTW: there are other excellent trimmers than the ones suggested. Some are even better as far as quality and feature. 50 hours is not accurate either. It varies widely on model, application, maintainence, environment, etc, etc, etc...

Just trying to make sure members and those who look at this thread without responding get accurate information.

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Old 03-23-04, 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by cheese


DennisG....Great minds think alike !!....and then there's minds like mine, lol
you know it cheese...but then again...fools seldom differ...lmao
 
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