Stihl 340 Leaf blower..


Old 04-03-10, 08:44 AM
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Stihl 340 Leaf blower..

Hello all I am wondering if anyone could help me with my powerful Stihl 340 that starts up immediately when its cold but when you stop to refuel it is almost impossible to start it up!! If i wait a half hour or so it starts up without a problem and i just cant understand why!! Any help will be appreciated..
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Old 04-03-10, 09:24 AM
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It could be developing an air leak as the engine warms up and expands, after it has warmed up, with the engine running, spray some carb/brake parts cleaner along all the mating surfaces on the crankcase and behind the carb, if the engine changes tempo you have a leak and can take the appropriate action. Have a good one. Geo
Old 04-03-10, 10:59 AM
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Interesting diagnostic method there, geogrubb.
Old 04-03-10, 01:00 PM
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Thanks you are probably right.. i will check that in the morning..

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