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Old 05-11-2009, 03:37 PM
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Well it's been 4 years, my srm-260s sat all that time...
It wouldn't run right.
Finally I got it.

Took many, many hours.
Was it worth it, you decide.

Spark plug, air filter, fuel filter for starters.
Totally cleaned the carb, I may have even replaced it but it's been so long, and like yourself, no change.
De-carboned the exhaust port itself, unfortunately in the process of removing the muffler I ruined it
and had to replace it, lo and behold did you know a Stihl muffler fits on an Echo?
Good thing, I had an FS-85 sitting around that's broken, use it for parts.

(On another note, the FS-85's coil works on an FS-100rx, although it did require some delicate modifications).

But, all the same, it ran crappy if at all, I even tried running it without the muffler so I was sure it wasn't clogged.
Other than some sparklies and a lot of noise thou, it still didn't run right.
After this it must've sat another 6-12 months.

Then I had to twist some arms at the dealership to get them to send me...
No, wait, how was this?
Oh yeah, I had to PAY them to replace the coil so that I could get a free one under
Echo's lifetime coil warranty, only way they said it could be attested that it was bad.
(Indeed, of course, it was).

New coil and all, it would run great for a bit and then get crappy again, so I made an adjustment and then it wouldn't run at all.
After that I about lost all hope, this was 2-3 years ago.

What did I learn?
NEVER throw it away, so I kept it.

Two days ago, as one learns things over the years.
I decided to check the coil's gap between that and the magneto.
I didn't even have to check, just looking at it I could see a LOT of air there.
Bastards didn't gap the coil proper, or maybe I messed it up?

Anyhow, after re-gapping the (new) coil it works.
Runs like it did first day.

Last edited by topsites; 05-11-2009 at 03:46 PM.
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