? How to break in new Stihl blower ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Leave No Trace, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I'm buying a new Stihl BR 800 today.

    I've heard that a new car should not be driven very fast for the first few hundred miles.
    How about a new BR 700?

  2. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 1,140

    No break in time, but I always let them idle to warm them up a bit. Usually less than a minute. Make sure you use the correct 2 cycle oil in the gas
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  3. CorkyE

    CorkyE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    Same here, bought a new Echo BP a while ago. Just warmed it up a bit then to work.
  4. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,413

    We don't do anything special with ours. Fill it up and send it with the crew it's assigned to for regular use.

    If anything, try to run it fast as much as possible for a day or two. Avoid idling or feathering the throttle if you're concerned, but if you fire that baby up and run it hard those rings will be seated at the first job.
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  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,965

    i just use them as normal from the start. never had any issues.
  6. OP
    Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I can't seem to edit the first post.
    I'm buying a BR 700. (800's are not available in my region.)

    Thanks for the responses!
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,662

    I would put in a little extra lube and not run it WOT for 3 tanks of gas. That is what they used to recommend.
  8. GoPappy

    GoPappy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,455

    I would fire it up, warm it up and then let 'er rip.
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  9. AWilsonCreativeServices

    AWilsonCreativeServices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I just picked up another BR700 last week, and I asked the dealer the same thing. He said run it as you normally would.
  10. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,441

    That’s correct. Don’t add any extra oil. All it does it create more carbon. That’s a problem in a 4Mix.
    I find that a semi syn works best. Stihl is all we sell. I see a lot of them.
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