redmax hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bobcatnj, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    my redmax hedge trimmer has all this grim around the engine/carb,exhaust. could this be from a gasket,leak in the gas tank. it seems some gas leaks out of the tank where one of the screws holds it in place.
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    It's usually from spilling gas all over it. Could be a leak from the tank though. Go buy you a can of 3m brake cleaning spray at napa and spray the whole thing down. then blow it off with compressed air. keep a close eye on it to find the leak if any.
  3. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    every piece of 2 stroke I have ever used had black buildup on the carb. Its normal, Us brake cleaner, carb cleaner, or presure wash it of.
  4. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    yea im used to the build up but not this much. everything was covered. im guessing its from the gas tank

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