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Trimmer and Blower Maintenance?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by CK82, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 229

    Besides changing the plugs, air filter, and de carbonizing periodically, what do I need to do for maintenance on these engines? Both my Stihl Fs80 and my Br550 are running a little rough. I changed the plug on the trimmer (Fs80) lastnight and I think it is running much better. If I need to clean the carb out, is that a difficult process? Please help/explain!

  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    its not difficult to remove and disassemble carbs, however its very difficult to clear those small passage ways. Its a 50/50 shot in my experience. I will try to clean once and if that doesnt do it i will buy new carb.

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