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Re: Stihl FS-80
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 10:08:00 am »
Been using this with brush cutter blade all year off /on with great results.   Yesterday  it let me down. Wife wanted me to go around and cut the zinnias down that the frost killed. 
Well go figure it decided not starting today. Could only get it to pop if I squirt mix through carb.  So back on the bench it goes after I am not pizzed off at it. 
Looks like I am going to buy a brushcutter for the new echo to keep on hand too.
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Re: Stihl FS-80
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 10:52:28 pm »
Been using this with brush cutter blade all year off /on with great results.   Yesterday  it let me down. Wife wanted me to go around and cut the zinnias down that the frost killed. 
Well go figure it decided not starting today. Could only get it to pop if I squirt mix through carb.  So back on the bench it goes after I am not pizzed off at it. 
Looks like I am going to buy a brushcutter for the new echo to keep on hand too.

Does it have a Zama carb.    I have seen a lot of those with issues and sometimes I cannot find carb kits for certain models of the Zama carbs used on Stihl string trimmers.   
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Re: Stihl FS-80
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2018, 08:32:04 am »
Been using this with brush cutter blade all year off /on with great results.   Yesterday  it let me down. Wife wanted me to go around and cut the zinnias down that the frost killed. 
Well go figure it decided not starting today. Could only get it to pop if I squirt mix through carb.  So back on the bench it goes after I am not pizzed off at it. 
Looks like I am going to buy a brushcutter for the new echo to keep on hand too.

Does it have a Zama carb.    I have seen a lot of those with issues and sometimes I cannot find carb kits for certain models of the Zama carbs used on Stihl string trimmers.   

Old oem one wasnt rebuildable in 2017.  I am guessing a stiff diaphragm or I will just throw another carb on it.

Found in thread were I put a aftermarket on it. =

Old carb just had a L and looked like a brass gov on side. I ordered a new aftermarket with H and L.  New echo lines and running like a new one. 
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Re: Stihl FS-80
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2018, 08:33:28 am »
Was going to remove carb yesterday. But noticed the fuel line had split right where it goes up on inlet.  So should find out soon if easy fix that was just very untimely.

Went ahead and ordered me a brushcutter attachment for the echo PAS 280.  Just to have a back up plan for down the road.
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Re: Stihl FS-80
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2018, 12:21:07 pm »
Thats all it was. = split fuel line where it went on inlet. afm carb runs like new again. 

Did notice the plastic choke deal stihl uses on these  hangs up and dont close all the way at times too.





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