Stihl FC55 Edger leaking gas out intake

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Husky03, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 432

    Well, I am having another problem with my Stihl Edger (Should have stuck with Husqvarna:angry: ) It is leaking a lot of fuel out of the air filter when it is not in use. It does not leak whne I am using it only while at rest. I always make sure it is secure when transporting so it does not roll or get beat up. What would be causing this?

    Thanks...:)
     
  2. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Loosen your gas cap when not in use.

    Pressure builds up in tank and forces fuel into carb.

    Mine will do it just from the elevated temperature in my enclosed trailer.
     
  3. Husky03

    Husky03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 432

    Sounds like a good plan. I will give it a try.

    Thanks...:)
     

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