Plastic Limiter

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Old 05-05-04, 06:41 PM
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Plastic Limiter

I have a Homelite 2-cycle string trimmer.Awhile back I had to cut the limiter part on the carb adjustment so it would run better and run it did, like a dream! I think I need to adjust it again but it is so chewed up I can't get a screwdriver to turn it.How can I fix this???
 
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Old 05-05-04, 07:21 PM
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Just use you fingers to turn the screws.
 
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Old 05-05-04, 10:43 PM
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I'll try that ,but it looks like I can't get my fingers around it with that little metal stopper right beside it.If I could somehow get that out of the way I could probably get it by hand.
 
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Old 05-06-04, 06:21 PM
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re: limiter screw

Hello Romod:

If I were you I'd look at adhesives and such. Take a screw and file the end of the point to which it needs to be mounted and do the same with a good screw.

What comes to mind for me is something called Metal-Weld. I can easily be wrong on the name but there are a lot of products out there like this. I used it to "glue" a screw to one I could not get to any other way and it worked well.

Good Luck,

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Old 05-06-04, 08:19 PM
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Not a very reccomended technique, but if you really know what you're doing, and only if you really do, you can probably just pull those plastic limiters off (with some needle nose pliers), and underneath, there may be just the norm old carb adjustment screws.

Good luck
 
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Old 05-07-04, 12:22 AM
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Hello romod!

Resaw is right, the limiter caps can be removed using needlenose pliers or they can be pried up with a screwdriver.
 
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Old 05-07-04, 04:19 AM
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Bear this in mind

If at one time (and likely many times) the engine ran well without ever having to make a carburetor adjustment and now you do need to make an adjustment (further than the limiter caps allow), this means that the carburetor needs to be serviced or possible trouble elsewhere is brewing and adjustment is necessary to compensate. Just something to think about.
 
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Old 05-09-04, 06:47 PM
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Were you able to tune the engine up the way you wanted it?
 
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Old 05-09-04, 10:50 PM
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Haven't had a chance to get at it yet, been working.Next mowing I do i'll try it out.Thanks for all the advise!
 
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Old 05-17-04, 07:56 PM
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Today I finally got around to do some mowing before the storms hit.I tinkered around with that limiter with some needle nosed pliers ,couldn't pull it out but I mashed it up enough that I was able to cut it down with a razor.There is a nice little screw in there now that I can turn all I want with a screwdriver and it runs great!
 
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Old 05-17-04, 09:00 PM
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I am glad to here that. Sometimes with these limiter caps, all they do is provent you from tuning the engine. Once removed, or mashed up as you said, it is then assessable. Glad you got it tuned.
 
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