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Offline Remington

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Stihl 044 plug not getting wet
« on: March 17, 2013, 09:45:27 pm »
20 pulls on full choke and nothing. I turned both screws out once to be on the safe and still can't get any gas smell.  do you guys think its the fuel line. I already took the carb apart and cleaned it and it looked fine.

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Re: Stihl 044 plug not getting wet
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 10:29:04 pm »
You can pull the fuel filter out of the tank to check the integrity of the fuel line. I see if it will hold a vacuum?
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Re: Stihl 044 plug not getting wet
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 10:53:50 pm »
You mean hold my finger over the hole and see if there is suction while cranking it ?

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Re: Stihl 044 plug not getting wet
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 11:15:25 pm »
You can do that

I usually unfasten it from the carb and with a extended fuel line attached - I suck on the line at the carb and hold my finger over the line at the filter end and see if the line holds a vacuum.
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Re: Stihl 044 plug not getting wet
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 12:29:39 am »
Hi guys , Do i miss a basic one??to poor some gas in it to if she go's at all ;D


Hope this helps to get closer to the problem ;)
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Re: Stihl 044 plug not getting wet
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 12:41:45 am »
I'm not so concerned about starting it when the plug is bone dry. I'm sure it will run if I got gas up there because the spark is strong.  that is when I noticed the plug was dry and rusty and hasn't seen fuel in a while.  I'm sure its the fuel line because it feels squishy at the bottom. Carb is super clean as expected on this saw.

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Re: Stihl 044 plug not getting wet
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 05:45:45 am »
There are more things on a two-stroke that can cause this fuel problem, if you don't tried you can't be sure ;) ans it can help the diagrams to set also
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