McCulloch Mac 2816 weed wacker - should I try to get it to run smooth?

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Old 09-21-12, 07:34 PM
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McCulloch Mac 2816 weed wacker - should I try to get it to run smooth?

I have a Mac 2816 weed wacker that on the web, says it's from 1996. Haven't used it hardly at all for years. Needed it this week. Started it up and after lots of priming, pulling, playing with choke, it runs at idle at 1/2 choke.

Looking on the web, it says it's a carb problem. I know just enough to be dangerous. Took off the carb and used carb cleaner (some website said you aren't supposed to use carb cleaner on 2 stroke carbs?!). The gas lines are dried out. So I got some from home depot. Will think about putting it back together tomorrow after I hear from you guys.

If it doesn't start, I was going to get a carb repair kit with all the diaphrams, etc. Does it pay? Are there other things on an 16 year old weed wacker that should have been taken care of / could cost me? Or just sell it for parts / as is on craigslist and buy a new one?
 
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Old 09-22-12, 12:05 AM
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Fuel lines, a kit, and primer (if equipped) will usually take care of most old trimmer problems.
 
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