So Finiky!! Small hand held leaf blower engines!!


Old 09-25-15, 08:28 AM
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So Finiky!! Small hand held leaf blower engines!!

Why are the small engines so finicky? I have two a Poulen and a Stihl. They work sometimes great other times When they sit a bit (a month) cant get them to start? Is there a way to clean the carb without disassemble? I understand should not spray carb cleaner on these. Seems fuel flow and spark are OK? Filter seems clean? meantime I will swap out gas.
My Stihl trimmers seem to work fine!
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Old 09-25-15, 08:56 AM
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In the future add stabil to the gas and you shouldn't have any more fuel issues.
Old 09-25-15, 02:19 PM
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And stop using ethenal fuel, buy it already mixed if you have to.
It screws up the carb, hardens up the fuel lines.
Never mix more then a gal. at a time.

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