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Hard-To-Start Stihl BP Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by T Edwards, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. T Edwards

    T Edwards LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    A couple of weeks ago I posted about having problems cranking this guy up when the engine was already hot. FYI the ignition module had to be replaced. According to the shop this is fairly common. Now you know.
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    Mine is great :realmad: always starts on the 5th or 6th pull.. :angry:
  3. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 587

    We have the same problem with both of our Stihl BP when hot thjere a bear to
    start, have to keep turning the switch on and off, or let it sit for a while.
  4. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Thanks for the heads up T :drinkup:
  5. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Welcome to the ripcord yankin' club dude...Your fellow Stihl owners understand your situation..
  6. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    The only BP blower you should ever buy is an ECHO
  7. parafighter4

    parafighter4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    i've never had a problem with any stihl equipment.....sounds like you folks need to do some preventitive maintenance :drinkup:
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702


    yeah, but for $50 used, I ain't complainin'
  9. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    yeah, i have a magnum 420. and its soooo hard to start up at the begining of the day, i took the spark arrestor out and it helped a little. but i dont really mind its not that big of a deal to me.
  10. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    The BR400 that I have had since 1998 has alot of hours on it and it still starts easy. I will still be buying the Stihl products, I like most of their stuff, except the hedge trimmers.

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