Hey guys. Well I think I've had about enough problems with this lousy 4 stroke pile of crap. I bought a Stihl FS 110 4 mix trimmer last May thinking "hey, maybe this 4 stroke stuff isn't so bad" Well needless to say by the end of August last year I was having problems getting it started. Now it's to the point where it takes me 30 pulls, I kid you not to get this pile started. Been to the shop 3 times for this problem, had valves adjusted last fall and has been completely torn into in the last week by my dealer. I took it out on Friday to cut some lawns and cold starting took me 30 pulls to get it started. I am absolutely disgusted about this piece. On the other hand I have an FS 85 that is going on it's 4th season and after sitting all winter takes me 7 pulls to get it going. Well I can't say that my dealer hasn't done their job, because they have. Our local guy in town has done a good job for me, hats off to them. The Stihl certified technician has no idea why it's being so tempermental, he's just as pissed off about it as I am. I like the trimmer when it's running, it has great power and is a smooth performer, but I'm not going to yank on the rope 10-15 times on average to get it started every day. My dealer might offer me the "trade" of a used (basically new) rental FS 85RT which is the same as my other trimmer in exchange for my FS 110 to put in his rental fleet. He realizes that I am frustrated and is taking some initiative to get in contact with Stihl to get my problem on the right track. I'm about ready to pull the plug on this machine. As much as I'd like to keep it I just can't afford to have a piece that doesn't perform. Has anyone else had starting problems on their 4 mix machines? I'm using Stihl oil at 50:1 like they recommend and I'm choking the carb just like the book says, full choke until the engine coughs then half choke 'til she fires. Also, I don't run the guard on the shaft for obvious reasons, my dealer says Stihl will frown upon that but I refuse to believe that has anything to do with it. Any ideas? Thanks!