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Scag48

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Marysville, WA
I got my Stihl BR320 today. That thing has got some power! I was peelin' weeds overgrowing asphalt back! When I got it there was gas in it and just to make sure I called the dealer and asked if it was premix cuz' of course I didn't mix it and he said yes. I've got a Homelite trimmer and when oil and gas is mixed it is red. The Stihl is more of a yellow. Is this normal? If not that dealer is going to get a peice of my mind. I guess this is normal too but I thought I'd ask. When I shut it off and set it down, there was like an odd, hot smell. I guess that's normal becuase of the heat of engine. But that got me thinkin', what if the dealer was wrong and it was straight gas and it was overheating?! I just worry too much! My dad was here when I was in' on it and for some reason after he left, it started. He said "If the damn thing doesn't start after 30 mins., call those guys and get them to start it." I think I might have flooded it. Choking without pulling hard enough will do it. So, I just unchoked it and pulled a few times and cleared he carberator and it took off! Yes, I am "Ready For A Stihl"!
 

BUSHMASTER

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Columbus Ga
Hey they are great blowers , but i would rather spend the $20 or $30 more and get the br400 you won't regret it.
 
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Scag48

Scag48

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Marysville, WA
Bushmaster-I got the 320 on sale for $330. They 400 was out of reach. It was tough enough to get the 320.
 

Bobby

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Central Florida
Scag48
Just about all new machines will have a funky smell for a couple of hours.The burning smell goes away quick enough.
But your right to check your fuel-oil mix.
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
Now that you have one, you'll wish you'd had bought a backpack blower a long time ago.
 

LiVe2

LawnSite Member
Location
Gainesville fla
Hey scag wait till you try a little wonder parking lot blower. You should have that smell it means its breaking in. as far as the gas an oil mix color mine is dark green allmost. hope it works ok for you


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