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Homelite ST-145 oil leaking from muffler

I have a homelite ST-145 weed whacker and it is leaking oil from the muffler. also it works ok after you clean the muffler and put a full tank of gas. But after a few minutes it loses power almost stalls. the fuel mix is 50:1 I think it should be 32:1 for homelites. I tried taking apart the muffler tightening it so it doesn't leak. I also looked it up and there isn't a gasket or anything for two muffler cover/pieces. and there maybe a tiny gap in the muffler cover. Is it the oil gas mixture or is there something wrong with the muffler or something else?

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  • u_u_eat Jul 29, 2009

    Found out the problem the muffle was plugged up by a mud wasp. Runs beautifully now. Although it does bog down some times when you first pull the throttle. But it isn't a problem.



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You are right it should be 32:1 for most homelites

Posted on Jul 25, 2009


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