Two Cycle Engine-Reed Valve????

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Old 08-31-10, 07:08 PM
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Arrow Two Cycle Engine-Reed Valve????

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Working on old Homelite Blower (don't get excited). I have lots of spark and the oxygen is there. HOWEVER, engine will not even hiccup. OK. So how about the gas. I have primed the throat of the carb with fuel--nuthin'-----then I tried a tad of fuel directly in the the spark plug hole (replaced the plug)---still no hit. I am now guessing REED VALVE. I have never replaced a Reed Valve and not ever sure where to find it.

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Old 08-31-10, 07:27 PM
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Did it run when you got it, remove the muffler and check that the exhaust port or spark arrestor isn't clogged also check the piston and cyl walls for scoring, if they have deep scratches it is time to junk it. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 08-31-10, 07:47 PM
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Nope-yard sale purchase--not running

GEORGE:

I removed the muffler and completely cleaned the filter screen. Did not have much carbon buildup. Port looked open.
Don-t know about the cylinders or piston scoring, however, it is a little low on the compression side. A little oil in the spark plug hole bettered the compression.

Thanx for the input.

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Old 08-31-10, 09:52 PM
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Sounds like your compression may be the problem.

I don't think any of the homelite blowers had reed valves.
 
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Ring

Cheese:

You are probably right on the compression. Sooooo, I guess I will just put a new ring in the thing @3.00--won't do any other "overhaul" 'cause componet price exceeds the value of the blower.

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Old 09-02-10, 09:58 AM
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I'd get a look at the piston and cylinder like Geogrubb said before ordering any parts. Chances are, they are scored and the engine's not worth fixing.
 
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