Accidentally put straight gas in 2 cycle engine


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Old 09-26-16, 03:30 PM
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Accidentally put straight gas in 2 cycle engine

I'm sure you have heard this a million times so don't laugh. I accidentally put straight gas I my husbands new Stihl blower. It was only about 8 or 10 oz and I only ran it for a minute or two before it turned off. What do I need to do and how quickly do I need to do it?
 
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Old 09-26-16, 03:56 PM
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Unfortunately it does not take long with no oil...

Will it still turn over? as in can you still pull the starter rope?

Not really anything quick that can be done to diagnose let alone fix it...
 
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Did the blower quit running unexpectedly when you were using it or did you turn it off?

If it was running and you turned it off things might not be too bad. First of all dump out all the fuel from the tank. Then refill the tank with the proper fuel oil mix. Pump the primer bulb until you see fuel in it and pump it a few more times to get any straight gas out of the carburetor and back into the tank where it can be diluted.
 
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Did the blower quit running unexpectedly when you were using it or did you turn it off?
The only info give was "Stihl".....IOW, what primer bulb? And what more could be told if my question was not answered?
If it will not turn over......
 
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Post the model number so we know if it is a regular 2-cycle or 4-mix. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 09-27-16, 07:04 AM
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Empty the tank...then plead the 5th.
 
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Old 09-28-16, 09:46 AM
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If it is locked up don't waste your time pulling on the rope you will just break it. Remove the starter assembly and put a wrench on the crankshaft nut and try to rock it back and forth. Remove the spark plug and spray a bunch of liquid wrench, PB blaster or some other penetrating oil in the cylinder, let it set over night. Next day insert a piece of dowel in the spark plug hole and tap with a hammer, pretty hard taps, try rocking the crank nut back and forth. It will come loose in a day or so. Have a good one. Geo
 
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The only info give was "Stihl".....IOW, ?
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