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What is the minimum compression on a weedeater or chainsaw

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Around 100 psi. most times you should be able to pick the equipment up by the pull cord.

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My kx125, can still start it and ride it without a lot of compression, it only gets compression about half way towards the bottom when kicking it, but it does start.. Any ideas??


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Have Chain Saw Craftsman Model 358.350811, 40 CC Engine 2 Cycle : What Engine Compression should I be reading when I test it ? Also, what is Factory Setting for IDLE SCREW(2 turns out from closed, etc)...


The compression has to be at minimum 100 PSI for a 2 stroke. Some will run under 100 PSI. Turn the screws all the way in very gently and back them both out 1 full turn. This will at least get you started.

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When i try too start the weedeater it either doesn't start or it acts like it is only firing half the time. Then it dies out.


check your compression on the weedeater needs to a min of 110 psi to run properly..email me with any questions on how to check the compression..whitejeff74@yahoo.com

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