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Hi all

 

Went a bit deeper than I meant to in our stream and dunked my hedge trimmer (2 stroke) which promptly conked out.

I pulled it out, drained the fuel and put fresh in, took out the air filter, emptied the water, sprayed penetrating oil over the carb and plug etc. and eventually managed to get it started again. I ran it for 20 mins or so to heat it up and dry it out, then left it for a while. 2 hours later it was quite hard to start, but I got there eventually and let it run for another ten minutes with the odd rev.

It needs a new air filter (currently running without one, they seem quite hard to find) but is there anything else I should do to it? I'm not going to need to use it for another couple of weeks, probably. Should it be dry enough now not to rust inside?

 

Thanks

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1 hour ago, sandspider said:

Hi all

 

Went a bit deeper than I meant to in our stream and dunked my hedge trimmer (2 stroke) which promptly conked out.

I pulled it out, drained the fuel and put fresh in, took out the air filter, emptied the water, sprayed penetrating oil over the carb and plug etc. and eventually managed to get it started again. I ran it for 20 mins or so to heat it up and dry it out, then left it for a while. 2 hours later it was quite hard to start, but I got there eventually and let it run for another ten minutes with the odd rev.

It needs a new air filter (currently running without one, they seem quite hard to find) but is there anything else I should do to it? I'm not going to need to use it for another couple of weeks, probably. Should it be dry enough now not to rust inside?

 

Thanks

Do the oil grease in gearbox too. K

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