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Kenneth

Homelite 26cc Weedeater

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Hi All, 

I would really like some comments please, i need to know if my weedeater is on the way out or not... 

I replaced the crank gasket today. After removing the crank plate i noticed that the crank housing and conrod had a brownish colour. No oil residue on the sides. Things looked pretty brown and dry down there. 

No excessive play on the main bearing noted. 

No scoring of piston on exhaust side. 

Sparkplug has brownish patina. 

This Homelite is about 15 years old. 

I used Stens oil in it at mostly 50:1 however changed over to Husqvarna synthetic oil about a week ago 40:1 mix now. 

With all this info... Is my Homelite in good health or not? 

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The bore is the most likely area that would suffer if the oil was not doing what it should. Saying that, Homelite kit is cheap homeowner stuff now so wouldn't worry too much about it. Use it until it blows!

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9 hours ago, spudulike said:

The bore is the most likely area that would suffer if the oil was not doing what it should. Saying that, Homelite kit is cheap homeowner stuff now so wouldn't worry too much about it. Use it until it blows!

Thanks Spudulike! 

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