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kwalger
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From: Richmond, Texas
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posted 03-08-2005 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwalger   Click Here to Email kwalger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, I didnt drain the gas out of my weedeater over the winter, nor did I add fuel stabilizer. It actually started up and ran for awhile, then died. It starts back up and runs for a minute then dies again. I drained the gas/oil mix out of the little tank and found some sludge. Any suggestions on how to clear out the lines and fuel system. Do I need to add some additive or system cleaner...Anyone with experience with small engines?

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73trials
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posted 03-08-2005 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What brand is it? I ask because around here, weedeater is a generic term for any string trimmer. I've got some experience with Echo & RedMax trimmers.

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Erwin
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kwalger
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posted 03-09-2005 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwalger   Click Here to Email kwalger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a "Homelite" brand, "Zip start" weedeater.
It looks similar to an Echo..two lines , to and from the gas tank. pump primer..pump primer got real hard to prime, almost like it was a balloon getting ready to pop as I tried to prime it, but it would start , then die. I assume some fuel was going in, but I'm getting some blockage

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73trials
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posted 03-09-2005 01:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a fuel filter in the tank, at the end of the fuel pickup line. If you can reach inside with something to pull it out, you can see if the filter is plugged. If thats not it, you'll probably have to remove, disassemble and clean the carburetor. It's not too hard on most of 'em.

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Erwin
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kwalger
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posted 03-09-2005 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwalger   Click Here to Email kwalger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Erwin,

I think I can handle that, doesnt sound too difficult

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lyle29464
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posted 03-09-2005 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you pick up a product at a johnson outboard dealer called 4+2 fuel conditioner and follow inst It will clean all the junk out of any 2 stroke. ( takes a few days)

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