Maintenance on Stihl BR550 blower

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by CK82, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    My oldest of the two Stihl blowers seems to have lost some power, its only two seasons old, I've tapped out the air filter regularly. Other than that I was wondering if I should have done some other maintenance to have prevented loss of power?
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,138

    I'll bump this along.....don't this unit have valves? And if it does they need to be adjusted pretty frequently in the front end of it life!
     
  3. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    have the valves adjusted and switch to the new hp super oil from stihl. you might want to have them take it apart and remove the carbon build up. i could not believe the build up i had in mine just from two years. also check to see if you have the magnatized valve if so the carbon will build up around the seat and will cause it to seat improperly. this is a warranty issue.
     
  4. Jay74

    Jay74 LawnSite Member
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    Decarbonize the cylinder with the Stihl decarbonizer product. Adjust the valves. Then if problems still exist check the fuel lines....or check the fuel lines first...
     
  5. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    Are these two things (adjusting the valves & decarbonizing the cylinder) able to be done, or should I take it in for service? I would like to do the maintenance myself if possible.
     
  6. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    i just take my stuff in. its cheaper in the long run and it allows you to do other things in the biz. why bog yourself down when you can spewad the work load and be more efficent?
     

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