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Trimmer will only run for a few secs then dies out

First, use the same oil and mix it the same from batch to batch, once you have made a batch (gallon or what ever, never add gas or oil to make more, use up the batch to the last drop, then make a new gallon). Be sure the air filter is clean, some are weted with oil to catch more dirt and provide a bit of extra suction, clean and spray it with a spray cookingoil or soak it in oil fuel mix. Next: Look for 3 adjustment screws on the carb. should be three total. 1 screw is for idle adjustment. the other 2 should be close to each other, one is low speed fuel/air mix and the other is high fuel/air mix. Adjust the low fuel/air mix screw until it will idle un-added with the throttle then adjust the idle on the throttle to get a good idle speed. Next adjust the High fuel/air mix until it gets the RPM's you want it to have. It should go from idle to high speed with out hesitation or cough. It should also run with power to cut any weeds or limbs with out bogging out.

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I have 1/2 can of 8 oz oil per 1 gal gas. I need to change it to 2.6 oz oil to 1 gal for a weedeater. How much gas should I add to what I have to get the proper mix of 2.6 oz to 1 gal gas?


you buy a really small measuring cup . or guess at it .1/2 can will be 4 oz half is 2 so it is someplace between the 2 of them .

Oct 16, 2016 | Garden

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need to know fuel mix for mcCulloch gladiator 550 petrol hedge trimmer


I don't know the age of this machine, but more and more of the newer units are using a 50:1 mix to satisfy the newest EPA emissions regulations. I suggest using a synthetic or synthetic blend of 2 stroke oil. ....the big box stores sell the oil...Echo one of the best. I would use synthetic and mix it 40:1. Here is a fuel mix chart to show you how many ounces of oil in a gallon of gas that is. If you make a 1/2 gallon batch of fuel mix, just use half of the listed oil amount for the mix.

http://support.mtdproducts.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/347/~/two-cycle-engine-fuel%3Aoil-mixture-chart

40:1 is 3.2 ounces of oil in a gallon of gas...or 1.6 ounces of oil in a half-gallon of gas

Jul 04, 2011 | McCulloch Garden

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Weed eater starts but does reach speed to cut grass.


First, use the same oil and mix it the same from batch to batch, once you have made a batch (gallon or what ever, never add gas or oil to make more, use up the batch to the last drop, then make a new gallon). Be sure the air filter is clean, some are oil wet to catch more dirt, clean and spray it with a spray cooking oil. Next: Look for 3 adjustment screws on the carb. should be three total. 1 screw is for idle adjustment. the other 2 should be close to each other, one is low speed fuel/air mix and the other is high fuel/air mix. Adjust the low fuel/air mix screw until it will idle un-added with the throttle then adjust the idle on the throttle to get a good idle speed. Next adjust the High fuel/air mix until it gets the RPM's you want it to have. It should go from idle to high speed with out hesitation or cough. .

May 30, 2010 | Garden

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trimmer will only run for a few secs then dies out


Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Sometimes you can get by with priming it a few times, and letting it
run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,
but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
If the mower is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that you
buy and install a new carburetor repair kit, because the diaphragm will
get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, count the
number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.
That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turns
they were in/out.
Please do not forget to rate me, Thanks
Good Luck, I hope this helped

May 17, 2010 | Craftsman Convertible 25cc. Gas Line...

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my redmax eb7001 emits white smoke while running, the more power...the more smoke


Your fuel-oil mixture has too much oil in it. The standard ratio is 40:1 which means one of the little bottles of 2-stroke oil (about 2.6 fluid ounces) is added to 1 gallon of gas. Homelite recommends a 50:1 ratio but 40:1 is better, at least in my opinion.

The last time you made the mix, did you pour the oil into the gas or did you pour the oil into a little bit of gas in the gas can, shake well and then fill it with a gallon of gas? The former can give you lots of smoke as well because it is not mixed thoroughly. The latter is the best way to mix because the agitation and the flow of gas mixes the oil better.

Other possible causes to this problem are: how old is the mix you are using? Did this mix sit all winter last and you sre using it now? If so, did you add some Stabil to the mix before storing?

Depending on your answers to the above questions, you can determine why you are getting so much white smoke.

My recommendation to you is to:
(a) Empty the blower gas tank.
(b) Mix a fresh batch of oil and gas in an approved fuel container.
(c) Pull the spark plug and inspect it, if it is black/sooty replace it.
(d) Pour the new mix into the tank and start the blower.

This should get rid of the excess smoke, if it doesn't, let me know here. Good Luck!

Oct 22, 2009 | Homelite 'Yard Broom' Leaf Blower

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