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Need advice on breaking in a new Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Talon1189, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Just bought a Redmax hand held blower :) Should I keep away from full throttle usage for the first 5+ tanks of gas or not? The instruction manual does not say a word about breaking the blower in :nono: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
     
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    couldn't hurt. atleast do a couple of tanks half throttle.
     
  3. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    its a blower.......:rolleyes:
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Well if you are really worried about keeping it below full throttle for a few tanks of gas just secure it somewhere, start it up and move throttle lock to 1/2 throttle, walkaway for an hour and you will be good to go. I always tell myself I am not going to use X piece of equipment at full throttle for three tanks but that never happens. Always too curious about what happens with the trigger mashed.
     
  5. REALSLOW

    REALSLOW LawnSite Senior Member
    from FLORIDA
    Messages: 668

    Put in a mixture of about 98% nitro methane with a twist of about 2% methanol,that ought to do it for proper break in!
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205


    And your point is what?
     
  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205


    All 2 cycle equipment should go through a break in period before full load usage. The rings and bearings all need to seat and be broken in for a long life on the engine.

    Stihl recommends three tanks full. They all get broken in for us.......................
     
  8. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I let mine idle for about 10 min and then off I go.
     
  9. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    I went with your advice her:clapping: I started the blower up and set it outside running for 10 minutes :hammerhead: I am a "take excellent care type of person" with my new equipment :) All other opinions are appreciated :clapping: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Talon
     
  10. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640


    exactly right .i would take this advice because redmax makes really good equipment and if you do the right thing first up this machine will last a good long while.
     

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