I have an Echo PAS 260 and it runs terrible. I have taken it to the dealer several times and all they do is make excuses, Its the emissions, or bad gas or something else. I am fed up with this dealer and refuse to go back. However, the rest of my echo stuff I like real well and dont know what to do. Other dealers in my area carry Stihl, and Maruyama. I think there might be a Shin dealer but its about 20 min away. Any and all suggestions on what to do or what to buy from now on?