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Redmax 8000 problems!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TGramstorff, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. TGramstorff

    TGramstorff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Hi everyone. So about a month ago I purchased a brand new redmax 8000, my first redmax. Once i had it I realized that I could not live without it. Then one day it stalled and I couldnt get it running again. Felt like a fuel problem, junk in the carb? I thought. I took it to my dealer, he called me back and said it blew a piston. Anyone had problems like this with theirs? Its being coverd by redmax, but the downtime is killing me.
  2. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :usflag: i own some 30+ pieces of redmax equipt. and some are 7-8 years old. i would look into the oil you use and or mixing metod, do you put the oil in gas can after its filled or before? i use lucas oil w/ super unleaded, our stuff runs very strong for a long time. tony
  3. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Look in to the oil. It could be the problem. I always use echo power blend in 89 octane gas. I put in the oil then add gas.

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