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Old 10-31-2012, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for all of that info. What a clever way to test for leaks.. Know any tricks for removing the seals without the special tool. Someone said screw a screw into the seal and pull it out.
If there is no oil in the area of those seals then they are fine. And they are easy to pry out just use a screwdriver. Are you still working on the BR400?
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:32 AM
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I'm going to order the seals today. Yes still working on this 400
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:23 AM
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Starter side, the Seal just fell out when I took the cup off. I assume this means the seal is DONE! Is that bearing supposed to look like that? Seems to be missing some bb's.


The Seal #1


The Seal#2


Flywheel Side


Does this seal look bad?


Need to be replaced?
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:52 PM
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Kieth...Probably a good place to stop...The ball bearings that are missing have been ingested by the engine...never works out too good...
Stick a fork in it...its done...
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:36 PM
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Why do you say its missing bearings? Looks like this one only has 8 as well.

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:43 PM
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I stand corrected...The cage that used to hold the ball bearings is what the engine injested.
Doesnt change the prognosis...
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:09 PM
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I hear you, but how would that cause an engine with perfect compression to not start? I'm not going that far with it though. Not that I don't feel that I'm able, just don't want to spend that much money on a free blower. Either way I have the new seal coming. I'll replace it and see if it grenades afterward.

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:10 PM
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Oh and just for the record I HATE STIHL!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:42 PM
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Oh and just for the record I HATE STIHL!
We you are dong fine put those seals back in and good to go. I am assume this is the BR400 which is two stroke? Actually the BR400 and 420 are maybe the best blower ever made. I got 4 of them and 13 Echo units. I just had seal come out on Echo PB620 and it kept starting so the crew kept using it until a ring broke. Fortunately it didn't do much damage and I am putting a used piston in it some rings and seals and I am certain I will be good to go.
I get a lot of good parts from the local dealer where people run raw gas in the units and then don't have them repaired. I did repo on 4 a couple years ago and all are fine.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:48 PM
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I stand corrected...The cage that used to hold the ball bearings is what the engine injested.
Doesnt change the prognosis...
The bearing retainer appears to be plastic. It won't hurt a thing.
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