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Echo cs8000 Hi. I have aproblem with my saw. The bore and piston were badly scored so I replaced them. The saw goes to fire after about three pulls with the choke. I push the choke in and then it will start. It will idle and rev, but only for about 10 seconds. It seems to run out of fuel. You can repeat the same stsrting sequence over and over and the same thing happens. I have checked the fuel hose and strainer in the tank. I have dismantled and checked the carby and no obvious problems, The hose from the crankcase is connected but I dont know how to test any further. Any help or suggested would be appreciated as I love the Saw but I might look at a divorce the way things are going. Regards Matthew

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The solution to the fuel starvation problem with the Echo 8000 is based on the metering diaphragm. In late 2007, Walbro sold off a huge amount of carb kits which were not ethanol compliant. These kits were purchased by resellers like Stens. Now that many states have ethanol blended gasoline, the metering diaphragm dissolves and hardens in the presence of the added ethanol. You will need the walbro carb kit with a 'new' metering diaphragm that is not sensitive to alcohol or mtbe which is the summer fuel additive also in alot of areas. Each kit comes with a date on the package, use Walbro K22-HDA manufactured after 06-2008. I run these saws that is how I know.

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Check the fuek lines for hole and leaks, check the fuel filter and clean if necessary. remove the carbuerator and inspect the gasket; it should be soft and flexible, if it seems hard or brittle replace it. clean the carb with carb cleaner sray (available at any local auto parts store) and compressed air. make sure you get inside the small fuel rail holes. also check the primer bulb for pin holes and proper seating/seal. if that doesn't work have the carb repaired at a service center or replaced.

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