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Old 10-20-2015, 10:56 AM
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STIHL BR 550 Backpack Blower Broken fuel line.

I usually have my equipment repaired and serviced by an authorized service center, but I thought since it's only a fuel line id save a few dollars and repair it myself. How hard is it to disassemble and replace the fuel line? also, what tools will I need? I wanted to make sure I had everything in advance.

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Old 10-20-2015, 03:20 PM
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You'll need a T-27 driver, a fuel line kit, addition line for the primer and replacing the primer at the same time would make sense. If it cracks, you do it all over again
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:43 PM
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Thank you. I picked up the Fuel line kit today and the additional rubber line. I also got primer. It seems straight forward but how hard of a repair is it?

I looked for a guide online and couldn't find one.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:49 PM
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You wont find one. The primer lines are a smaller id than the supply. Take note of that.

Remove: Fuel, a/f cover and element. Remove recoil and shroud. Look at a/f hsg, you will see a screw in the white engine shroud (lower left). Remove it, taking note of the brass insert. Remove two long carb mount screws. Pull carb/af hsg assy off engine taking note of throttle cable and impulse hose on bottom of carb. Remove two fuel tank screws (bottom). Gently PUSH lines off carb and tank fitting. Take note of different diameters. Lub new line before installation. I would definitely recommend taking pictures as you disassemble. (swallow the ego, it will pay dividends LOL I do it all the time)

Line and throttle cable have to be seated into a/f hsg fully. Also, the short primer line must BE EXACT SIZE as old one. If you are mechanically inclined, first one will be difficult. If you're not, PM me with you email. I'll try and send a repair manual. I don't know if you can PM due to only two posts. I would just post it, but there are a few JO's on here I'd rather eat worms than help.

Gskts should be replaced. Good time to replace fuel filter also. Take me about 1/2 hr to replace hoses, primer filter (and carb) I'm at a Stihl dealership.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:23 PM
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Thank You, I appreciate it. What do you lube the lines with?

I like to think I'm somewhat inclined lol...I like to take things apart but having never done it before on a Stihl product. The repair manual would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:18 AM
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You may wanna get admin. to delete yer post with the email add. after you get yer info.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:42 AM
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I will and Thank you . Who is the admin of this forum?
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:08 AM
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:21 PM
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I have it magic. Will attempt transfer tonight
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