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Old 09-16-2012, 11:32 AM
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Shindawi t242

My t242 is oozing mix out the carb and into my air filter while I am running it,any ideas what might be causing this?
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:35 AM
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Rich mix? Leaking needle valve?
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:18 PM
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Rich mix as in to much oil or not enough?
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:28 PM
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Rich as in adjusted too rich with the screws. Does your carb have screws?
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:31 PM
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I am not sure it's only about 1 year old probably still under warranty,I will have to check on the adjustments but don't recall seeing any.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:33 PM
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Probably sealed under plugs if it does. If its still under warranty take it to the dealer before you do something that might void it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:34 PM
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Thanks for the sound advice probably what I should do.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:01 PM
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Still having this problem?? I have a customer that has 4 of these units, runs the red armor oil, and all his air filters are turning red. Spitting fuel back out. Still doing it and have been adjusted a few times now.Almost 2 years old, and run hard all day. Does condo's only. Looking to see who else is having this problem and how hard you're running your units. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:05 PM
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Took to shop today and his first thought was carbon in exhaust port but I doubt that since it is so new and gets run hard.i wil let you know what they find when I get it back
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:22 AM
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The real problem is it's a shindiawa T242 The worst trimmer I ever owned was a 242 never again.

Went to Sthil no more issues for several years now. JMHO
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