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Old 08-07-2013, 10:14 PM
Will P.C. Will P.C. is offline
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Originally Posted by norcoprop View Post
I own all Stihl handhelds, Fs130, Fs90, (2)Br550's and a br600 all have had carbs replaced @ $75 for the carb and a minimum of $50 for labor, the rebuild kit at $10 dollars sounds like a wise choice. These carbs only seem to be lasting 3-4 months,so a rebuild would save me a fair amount in the life span of my handhelds. Thanks for the tutorial at this time the Fs90 and Br600 are less than a year old and both are needing carb help now, Fs130 is 3 years old and has had 5 carbs and is ready again(Thank you Ethanol)
I have been told by 2 master mechanics with a combined 50+ years in the small engine biz) to just replace the carb instead of worrying about kits, and rebuilding/cleaning the carbs. It is labor intensive and can be difficult cleaning out all those little holes on a carb.

I paid about 35 shipped for a brand new carb off ebay for a Stihl Blower

On another note, you should be getting more than 3-4 months out of commercial hand helds. Something isn't adding up
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