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Need advice on breaking in a new Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Talon1189, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    Just bought a Redmax hand held blower :) Should I keep away from full throttle usage for the first 5+ tanks of gas or not? The instruction manual does not say a word about breaking the blower in :nono: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    couldn't hurt. atleast do a couple of tanks half throttle.
  3. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    its a blower.......:rolleyes:
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Well if you are really worried about keeping it below full throttle for a few tanks of gas just secure it somewhere, start it up and move throttle lock to 1/2 throttle, walkaway for an hour and you will be good to go. I always tell myself I am not going to use X piece of equipment at full throttle for three tanks but that never happens. Always too curious about what happens with the trigger mashed.

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Posts: 668

    Put in a mixture of about 98% nitro methane with a twist of about 2% methanol,that ought to do it for proper break in!
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    And your point is what?
  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    All 2 cycle equipment should go through a break in period before full load usage. The rings and bearings all need to seat and be broken in for a long life on the engine.

    Stihl recommends three tanks full. They all get broken in for us.......................
  8. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    I let mine idle for about 10 min and then off I go.
  9. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    I went with your advice her:clapping: I started the blower up and set it outside running for 10 minutes :hammerhead: I am a "take excellent care type of person" with my new equipment :) All other opinions are appreciated :clapping: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
  10. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    exactly right .i would take this advice because redmax makes really good equipment and if you do the right thing first up this machine will last a good long while.

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