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Old 12-09-2012, 08:25 PM
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Echo Trimmer Has Worn Crankshaft Seals

This is a Echo SRM261 that came into the shop because it was leaking oil Hard to believe it was still running well. This is an example of a machine that is over 7 years old and ran with high use this entire season. The new orange units sit in the shed because they are tooooo heavy.

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Now this picture shows one way to get that flywheel off. Some times a unit can be leaking and you can't tell without taking the flywheel off.

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This pictures shows the bolts that you use with the puller.

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This picture shows the engine in parts. I did find that the upper roller bearing was worn a lot so I will replace it. So I will need two seals, the roller bearing, and two rings, and two gaskets to put the unit back together. Less than $20 and I will probably get another two years.

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This picture shows the four bolts that you take out so that you can
take the engine apart. Pretty straight forward.

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