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Stihl BG 85C making bell dinging sound...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dcplace2004, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    especially at high RPMs...Is this normal for the unit? I absolutely love the power of the blower, but the sound is annoying...called Stihl and they did not think it was normal...thanks...

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146


    dc, my HS80 Hedge Trimmer makes the same ringing sound, (from the get-go).

    Joe... :dizzy:
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,900

    Sounds like piston slap
  4. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    it to the dealer for diagnostics
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    The exact same thing happened to me on and off. One day it just seized up on me, it was less than 2 years old. The dealer said that i ran straight gasoline in it and said that the only thing I could do was buy a new blower. I know for a fact that the fuel had the proper blend of oil so I got screwed on this one. My advice is TAKE IT IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so you don't blow the engine.
  6. dcplace2004

    dcplace2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 423

    sad shame on a new machine with no hours...Heck, I even did something I have never done and kept the RPMs low to moderate for the first 3 tanks of fuel/oil mix per instructions...now, it is a ringing/pinging metal sound...shing, shing, shing, shring, shring, ding, ding--rapidly...like a tapping...so, you all said that this is not normal?...and this is a new machine with no maybe 3 hours on it...
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    on everything but blowers it is the clutch bell housing that tings

    JOEWOOD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Thanks for that info Viper![​IMG]

    Joe... :drinkup:

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