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Old 05-09-06, 06:25 PM
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Gas only?

Okay, dumb question - I have a "friend" who bought his first string trimmer last year & didn't read the instructions. He used gasoline only instead of a 40:1 mixture of gas-oil. The trimmer worked fine all last year, but this year it won't start. Is the trimmer destroyed or is it salvagable?
 
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Old 05-09-06, 07:00 PM
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most likely

Most likely it is done for but there is still a chance it could run again depends on how much damage is done you could take it in and have the engine rebuit but that will be a lot of money now me i would toss it and get a new its not worth fixing they are cheap
 
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Old 05-09-06, 07:05 PM
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Gotta agree with lex; a whole season on straight gas means it's wasted. Surprised it lasted that long; one tankfull was enough to do serious damage.
 
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Old 05-09-06, 08:02 PM
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Yep... she's pretty much toast... you could take the cylinder off and show him the piston and cylinder, they will be scared quite bad.
 
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Thanks guys, that's what I thought. Hard lesson learned. Have a good night.
 
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Old 05-10-06, 12:20 PM
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I think V8 meant "scored", but scared works, too.
 
 

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