For this 2 Cycle Tuesday, I have a Stihl FS100RX trimmer that would run but die after 15 minutes of use. It is also Taco Tuesday so lets have some Tacos!
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7 thoughts on “2 Cycle Tuesday – Stihl Gas Trimmer and don't forget Taco Tuesday”
Really enjoyed this one. Makes me glad that I'm changing over to the battery powered. I started out with a Stihl MSA 120 C-B & with modern high-efficiency solar panels. Catch you on the next one!
Not exactly a 2 cycle hence the valve cover on top of the engine but a 4-cycle hybrid. Stihl calls it a 4-mix engine because it’s a 4 stroke that you mix oil in the fuel like a 2 stroke and has no crankcase oil. This is so that you can run it in any position without oil running out or hydro locking. I hope that was premix fuel that you put in it or it will be toast.
Good job. When you did the crankcase vacuum test we’re there any leaks? When those 4 mix engines won’t idle good it usually means there’s a pretty significant vacuum leak. https://youtu.be/Euh17dURQt4
Maybe you should have checked the exhaust screen for carbon build up while you had it apart.
I had the same problem in ordering from Amazon and eBay , sometimes the gaskets or the gas lines just didn't work out . Having a little back up of stock helps on certain jobs . The last job I had too order either a 5 or 6 pack of different kinda of idle screw drivers to adjust the high and low idle adjustments . That was $15 , not sure I'll use them again – but my labor payed for it especially when he gave me a tip after I presented the bill . Good video , didn't take the Stihl gas tank off – didn't know it more or less slide off – so taught me something – Thanks
I believe that it's getting hot from being dirty plus the fuel filter is not in the bottom of the gas tank