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Didnt mix gas with now it will not start did i ruin it

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    2strokeguy Nov 02, 2010

    Probably yes, you have created more damage than will be cost effective to repair. To check, remove the muffler and look into the cylinder with a flashlight. If you see scratches on the piston and/or the cylinder walls, then the piston and cylinder will have to be replaced. This is not an easy job. Most shops will charge $40 - $60 in labor. The parts will probably be another $60 - $80. Probably cheaper to replace the blower.

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You need to empty the gas tank, then you need to install a new spark plug.

You might also need to clean the air filter depending on how long you ran the unit.

Next refill with the correct gas mixture, and after a few tries it should start!


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Posted on Nov 02, 2010

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Think about joining the Army and tell your dad. This will take your dad mind off the saw while he is trying to change your mind to stay in school.

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My guess the plug is fouled out it needs to be clean again or replace.

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