I have a Stihl weed eater that was stalling a lot. I was ready to trash it
until I found out it was the spark arrester that needed cleaning. After a
thorough cleaning of the spark arrester, it now works great.
So what is a spark arrester and what is its purpose? It was located in the
It's a bogus little screen that the stihl rep will tell you never clogs.
Everytime we would buy a new trimmer, the screen was clogged within a week.
It even happens with properly mixed fuel. It's caused by lugging the
trimmer. Our crews tend to run the string out about 14-18 inches, and then
the engine never gets wound up real good. Take the screen, grab it with
some needledick pliers yank it out and throw it away. It just another
"newman" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Yeah. I talked to a factory guy, and was told that these engines are
meant to run either idle or wide-open, nothing between. Along the same
line: lot of ppl (including me) run them at half-throttle a lot of the
time. Apparently, not good.
Its a device so the dumb home owner has to take his machine in for repair if
he's not mechanically inclined Opps
Its a device to keep from throwing sparks out the exhaust to prevent forest
fires. You can have the same trouble with the exhaust ports getting
plugged. If they do just clean with a dowel rod. Id dump the factory oil and
switch to Optic -2 synthetic oil
I been using it in all my two cycle stuff for years smokeless, no carbon
build up, and burns clean. I love it
comes in premixed 1 gallon packets
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