Echo 8010 rebuild

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dealer has a couple blown 8010 that he will give me. These were warranty replacements. I am assuming these have piston and cyclinder damaged. When echo doesn't bother to have dealer send them in they know what is going on. I think it is dirt getting past filter.

    Looks like a cyclinder and piston kit would be around $180. Short block is an insane $400.

    Anybody rebuild? Doesn't look good for 8010.:realmad:
     
  2. Doc8406

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    a short block at 400 bucks! Yes, i agree, that is indeed insane.. you would be better off to just buy a new one on dealer days
     
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  3. OP
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    ed2hess

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    Don't think I will be buying new.
     
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  4. hort101

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    Ed it depends on how they got cooked
    Straight gassed ?
    Do they just have piston/ring damage?

    We had an older 755 that got either straight gassed or lean mix and was knocking needed a crank and everything else:hammerhead:
     
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  5. sjessen

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    This is Echo's way of saying "Buy new, don't repair."

    Most manufacturers are going this route.
     
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    ed2hess

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    If I can fix em for $150 ? If echo wanted to make me buy new they would have had the blown units sent in.
     
  7. BigFish

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    Just get em and tear into em...free, right? See what's wrong with em.
    Let us know what ya find. Prolly gonna be more than cyl/piston...
    Take plenty of them 8X10 color glossy photographs suitable fer framin'.
     
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  8. sjessen

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    Were these your blowers?
     
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    ed2hess

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    I looked at another one last week and it wasn't straight gas damage but dirt damage on cyclinder.
    No mine was in for straps failure and they found recoil bolt failure but cyclinder not checked.
     
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  10. sjessen

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    If a rebuild isn't practical some wear parts could be scavenged, such as straps, cables, fan, etc.
     
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