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I have a Stihl bg85c leaf blower. I've put a new carb on it. Following Stihls starting instructions it starts and runs perfect. However once its ran and is warm,hot, and I shut it off or it stops it will not start again. Stihl instructions or not! If I do manage to get it started again, without setting 45mins or more to cool down, I notice that it blows more blue smoke than at first start and also it will run but stops like its not getting enough fuel? Please help me before I either end up in the KUKOOS NESTor I tie it to the train tracks and watch its demise.

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Sounds more like a heat related ignition coil failure.

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