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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by weapons of grass destruction, Aug 16, 2011.
When should replace the fuel line on your blowers trimmers etc.
On Echo they get loose in the tank groment and don't seal up well so need to replace. I would say about every other year.
when they break or for preventive maintance when they become brittle. if your worried about it keep a couple of feet of line on your truck
The ones on my Echo sticks are over 4 years old. I suppose it would be a good idea to just keep a foot of fuel line in the tool box on the trailer just in case.
i do PM on mine every winter, and very rarely have an issue during the season, i use my backups if i need to while they are down. Here's what i do.
fuel tank breather/if equipped
air filter/clean if oil bath
replace grease in gearbox
apply coat of grease to shaft
lube throttle cable
takes $15 and 30 minutes per machine, not bad of a trade off for no downtime during the season. i got a few units that are in thier 9th season
That's what I used to do, too, and like you say it sure saves headaches throughout the year,
another way to do it is take an entire day, per machine, and give it a good going over, every piece,
every nut, every spring and just everything, go over the entire machine and clean and inspect and
replace as needed.
However you want, nowadays I carry an assortment of parts in the truck but I'd recommend the PM route first because
it allows business owners to become proficient with their machine before they suffer from downtime in the field.