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Is there something that can be put in the fuel to keep the fuel line from disintegrating?

Used my Troy Built Gas Trimmer and put it in my shed. Approximately 1 and 1/2 months later went to use it again and the fuel line had disintegrated. Repair shop want $78.00 to put a new line in. Can I do it myself and is there something to add to the gas/oil mixture which would prevent this from happening again? Or do I have to drain the tank each time I put it away?

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You can add a fuel stabilizer to the fuel to prevent that from happening. You should always add the stabilizer to new fuel and it can be used in all of your engines, everything from a string trimmer to your car. The ethanol in today's fuel is causing many problems, especially with 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines. You can buy Star Tron fuel stabilizer from PartsBuggy.com. A good size is the 8 oz bottle. It treats 48 gallons of fuel with one bottle.

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SOURCE: craftsman 28cc gas weedeater gas line connections

The longest, and sometimes smaller in diameter of the two fuel lines, goes from the carburetor to the bottom of the tank. Leave enough slack in this line so that the filter that attaches to the end will rest comfortably at the bottom of the tank.

The other fuel line goes from the primer bulb to just inside the tank, (about an inch). make sure that you get the right size fuel lines. The plastic coupling goes on the end of this line, inside the tank. This keeps the line from pulling out of the tank.

(HINT): When feeding the lines through the tank holes, cut the lines at an angle. They will feed much easier into the holes. You can than cut them off square, once you know that you have enough to work with.

If you need further assistance, just let me know.

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Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My troy-bilt TB425CS gas string trimmer gas lines

far enough so that you can reach through filler cap and pull the line out to attatch fuel filter.
then you can pull it back in and let it rest on the bottom of the tank

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: String trimmer, fuel lines disintegrated, I need routing.

The Walbro has two connections on it for the fuel line. My Walbro has one connection on the side of the idle screw and main fuel adjusting screw. This connection hooks up to the suction side of the primer bulb. Usually the shorter stem. (You actually **** fuel through the carb instead of pushing it through.) On the other side of the carb is the other hook up. It draws fuel from the tank. This line will connect to the side of the tank that has the filter. The other side of the tank is your return and it hooks to the other connection on the primer bulb. Usually the longer stem.

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SOURCE: My weed eater trimmer gas lines disintegrated.

There might still be air bubbles trapped in the new gas line. First make sure that is enough gas in the tank. Try pumping the dome shaped transparent rubber to get the air out and let the gas in. Try starting again.

Hope this helps!

Fix14

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Troy built weedeater 70ss gas engine will not run

The needle and seat (esp. the needle) meter the amount of gas/oil that is being allowed into the metering chamber of the carb for use by the engine. Your problem does seem fuel related. These carbs are very temperamental and scare most folks. A guide to how they work can be found here: www.zamacarb.com/pdfs/TechGuide_2007.pdf
This will give you an understanding of what exactly you are dealing with. You may only require a diaghram kit or rebuild kit to get the carb back to the functionality it was designed for. That info can be found here once you know your carbs exact model number.
http://www.m-and-d.com/zama_carburetor.html
A troubleshooting guide for these carbs is included in the first pdf file, look it over maybe and see what you think. Post back maybe later after going to school (doesn't hurt to learn how they work). We will be here. I know you want to use this machine (its the growing season) but there are so many things that can be wrong that it needs to be narrowed down...sounds like fuel starvation and just may need to clean the inside of the carb with something like the brake parts cleaner spray. It is non-flammable and doesn't damage the sensitive parts inside these carburetors the way ehanol and harsh carb/chokle sprays and strong solvents due...NEVER soak these carbs in a "Gunk style" carb cleaning tank....it will seriously damage sensitive internal parts and check valves!

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