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Stihl FC 55

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CapnDean, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. CapnDean

    CapnDean LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    It was given to me: Maybe 2 years old...way too little use... the original blade is maybe 1/2" worn.

    Got a case of the turpentine in the gas tank:

    (No problem...CapnDean is a 2-stroke carb cleaning, jet blowing, float unstickin joe)

    Anyhow: once running I used it a bit and although she works like a top at high rpm.... It's as if the blade takes a lot of juice to make it rotate from a cold start.

    I looked at it and the method for greasing the shaft of this stick edger doesn't just jump right out at me: Anybody got a tip?

    Otherwise it's going to the dealer for an inspection.

    Heck....it might be normal....I would just think that it would free wheel a lil better under no load. Given it's history I am dang sure it's in the LACK of ordinary maintenary category.


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