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Old 04-18-2012, 08:00 AM
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Stihl BG85

Hey fellas Stihl BG85, revs don't quite get to where they use to.
Now and again she might hit full revs but it's only for a second or two.
So far all I've done is replace air cleaner and play with the mixture screw.
Both not helping at all.
Am I up for a new carb?
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:32 AM
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Do all the routine things-- replace plug, intank fuel filter, check all fuel related lines and spark arrestor in muffler for carbon blockage. Might even check the compression--anything less that 100psi is marginal. If all the above check out with no improvement in running condition, rebuild the carb or install a new carb. If you have to take the unit to a shop, it's probably a toss up between rebuild versus new carb due to the additonal labor for a rebuild. How deep are your pockets. If you're mechanically inclined, a rebuild will save you some bux--otherwise consider replacing carb. Your mileage will vary.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:47 AM
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Thanks Dutch, your up early.
It's been a great little blower.
I would hate to think there would be too much wrong.
Or do these younger model Stihls not last as long as the old buggers?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:12 AM
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The life of a unit is dependent on the care it receives and the diet it is on. If you perfom regular preventative maintenance most quality equipment will provide good service.
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