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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Puddle of Oil, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    I run unleaded fuel with stihls own oil mix. I've been doing that for years and never had a problem with my other stihl stuff.

    I don't know what I could have possible done to screw it up.
  2. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,980

    try opening the fuel tank and closing it again. Then try to start it. It worked with my old BG55.
  3. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    Sounds like a neat idea but I did hear some metal moving around in the engine when I pulled it. That was after the engine shut off and wouldn't start.
  4. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,980

    Also make sure it has spark. Take out the spark plug with the boot on, and pull the starter cord.

    I am glad my new KM90R 4/mix has not done this to me.

    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  5. snowin

    snowin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    They have had an issue with the coil coming loose and hitting the flywheel.

    I have seen this on two brand new units.

    I still think this is the best backpack available.
  6. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    switched to Shindaiwa C4 blowers and although cold blooded we have had no issues and really use them hard
  7. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,484

    Interesting my echo 751 has need no maintenance in 7years. My husky has also needed no maintenance is 4 years and they get no special treatment. I run echo 2 stroke oil and always have, no starting issues ever! And i run 89 octane all the time.
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  8. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    We run all Stihl and Husky, we've had no problems from either, other than self inflicted stuff. We have two BR 600's and a BR380 and love them both. Thought about buying a Husky BP but they are just too heavy and akward.
  9. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 897

    Either way i'm sure HH will take care of you. Their new building is really nice, i would they would bring in another line of equipment but since they are deere it's deere, honda n stihl.
  10. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    Yeah I'm sure they well, they didn't get that big failing miserably at customer service. I'll probably drop it off near the end of the week or something.

    How do you like Cutter Power Sales Greyst? I'm looking at picking up a scag there next year? They seem alright.

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