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  1. *UPDATE* cleaned out fuel tank and fitted new fuel and air filter TNA, runs ok for a 10 seconds then starts bogging still on minimum low revs, seemed to run ok when opened fuel cap so suspected breather for a while but symptoms returned regardless if fuel cap left opened or not so carb strip and clean next step?
  2. ^ had that off but hard to tell if it was clogged inside the plastic/mesh casing so that's a good cheap start thanks spud
  3. Finding a multitude of routes to go down (welch plug, spark, filters, ignition module, muffler clean etc etc) but upon throttle from instant start then eventual dying of revs to barely maintain running then would old fuel "gum" in fuel lines and carb be a good start to clean out? reason being that despite tweaking H & L & LH needles, old fuel previously present and running ok whilst choke on then I assume from previous posts etc that its a fuel starve symptom causing bad running and stalls etc? cutter is relatively new and not done much work if that helps any? appreciate any advice as this is more than annoying in pi55 wet cold rain sleet and wind :/
  4. "perhaps"? ;) we are borderline quite a significant cold period extending into February, the tangibles are already their, its just a matter of fine tuning? in the very least temps are gonna drop for all the UK which will be under some form of polar maritime air albeit and NW flow often veering and backing again from a NE, but as usual Scotland will be the frontrunner for any Snow, next weekend could be most eventful? ;)
  5. Heartily agree with you here but my gripe is having had 2 cabstars with cracked heads makes me never ever go near one again? guess that's why nobody bothers stealing them? (altho I had my transit stole and burnt out by a sub-human 5hit)
  6. Hows about trialing out any of your SIP or Stein gear to a local yokel who reviews bespokely?
  7. Well not quite just yet as we are in for a generally settled pattern of weather for the short term at least? But has anyone got an opinion, view or plain moan at the eventual onset of seemingly endless Atlantic driven wind & rain? A "blocked" pattern continues to be the general favor with very high anomalous daytime temps for the southern UK likely next mid week? Whats concerning me is that the longer the quiet spell goes on, (rainfall appears below normal for the last few months?) then eventual roaring jet stream will possibly bring flooding to Western exposed areas? Also the gradients of sea surface temperatures where low pressures develop off the eastern seaboard (USA) are becoming ripe for intense cyclonic formation now ocean heat content (& ACE values) has been boosted in the N Atlantic following recent heightened hurricane activity, (the larger the gradients between cold polar cell air & warm ferrell cell air are leads to higher chances of more intense low pressure systems tracking east across the Atlantic for the UK) I still try to look at pre-cursors to what caused that epic cold weather period 6 years ago in mid-late November 2010! could that be a valid alternative to a mild mushy run up to crimbo this year?
  8. Light strong & just fit in the back of my vehicle, their the backbone of my kit. I get asked just about every time i'm on with a domestic job over mine from comments along the lines of "they look jazzy" to "how adaptable are they"? But the highest adjustables @ 3.6M (12ft) are invaluable to me & they are definitely the ones i would get for un-level ground!
  9. etc,Having assumed you were "pulled out with jobs" (old post quotes nonetheless?) then i'm not one for imposing myself & my needs on others too much spud? else i would not have hesitated & requested your help as i am in awe of your knowledge & know how! We live & we learn , some more, some less than others. Thank you for your support TF but ive little faith left with anyone in my "kneck o the woods" whos "decent" Once i get a report back, (if the fix actually takes place before the 2nd coming of christ?) i'll put the findings here for interest & if anyone cares to add their take on it all?
  10. Coincidentally micks last post on the 23rd of february was when i also handed this 200t into a local "stihl partner",,,and its "stihl" awaiting a fix!!?!! Usual blurb such as "parts arrived next on the list" "its going to be looked at next" "the guys dealing with it now" all go through my ears with dismay. 49 days down the line and now i've built a cluster of "flavellas" for processing logs, as i cant do much else workwise, then this has literally forced me to live & eat in 'em due to minimal earnings? But if anyone could offer advice should i find myself in this situ again (i pray not!) then when a saw starts to run hot, what are the basic maintenance steps one could carry out? I always look after my kit, clean, oil, replace consumables etc but this last episode has me stumped but ive never seen so much as a cylinders innards or crank etc so simply cannot carry out my own repairs? despite having use of a workshop. Zero funds for a new below-performing t540 or 201,(compared to a 200 anyway?) so when your local dealers fix time goes into months then what other avenue would you guys go down? Not wishing to appear negative but i see the sun setting on my arb work & means to live off?,,,& not much in the way of spring warmth on the cards? Regs, vic meldrew.
  11. Fao:nick - I "might" be looking for a banksman in the nether edge/sharrow area for a couple of days nick? Also groundy for selective pruning job in ranmoor? but its a bit too quiet really tho at the minute plus nesting seasons just around the corner but i'll give you a call if anything comes up? As mentioned: theirs tree gangs in abundance of late, but Amey are worth a nosey due to their contract with SCC & the huge number of unmanaged trees? But be wary of the huggers on rustlings rd off ecclsall rd
  12. Pronto with Noble responses, many thanks indeed, I wasnt hopeful & 5 years use isnt great but i dont like driving vehicles too cos i havnt a clue about combustion engines? But again, thank you all for taking time out to reply (Time to ponder a begging letter to "cuz" in the US for shippin a 200t to blighty?)
  13. Greetings gents, So, amidst my cheek:D - 200t zama carb faulty? Only had 4 new chains on this so cant say its been worked hard but fiddling with LA & L due to random bad running resulted in racing like mad now & taking a while to slow down after throttle release then dying. Changes revs on its own accord if found idle tick over, Basically it dosnt start or starts & revs very high. Ive stripped the carb best i can ([ame= ] [/ame]) & cleaned with comp air & can of carb cleaner but didnt notice any gunk/residue nor oiled sawdust fragments, (basics: spark plug looks ok, fuel filter in tank & in carb good, air filter comp air cleaned, new fuel mix check)BUT their was a lot of sawdust under the air filter around the carb assembly so could the TANK BREATHER be clogged? I dont know where to check for air leaks as prior threads indicate this highly likely, as do crank seals? (Is the "intake boot" different to the "impulse line"?) I can recall v hot exhausts last year (which burnt a hole in my new sip innovs at the time but i was inverted in a syc) which i assume was the start of the problem? Recoil start dosnt seem such a hard pull indicating lower comp & dreaded scored piston? but i thought this would prevent running at all? V quiet workwise so before i go on a bread & water diet i hope any pointers could help me try further fixes prior to "mr expensive husky stihl dealer small tool & hire etc"? At t'end a mi tether but Many thank you's in advance for help!
  14. peckerwoo

    My accident

    23 pages of amazement! Yet although you would ask "no heroes medals be pinned on my chest" you cannot stop the inspiration you have given all us good folk on here! On a rather poignant st. Georges day i share all our good thoughts of honesty, thoughtfulness, kindness, chivalry & loyalty in lifting you, our comrade, knowing you will fight to get on your legs one day and never surrender to perish on your knees. I know what to read now when i have very little & times are bad! You cant put a price on things like that,,,, thanks to "sean" Fight on!
  15. Good Stuff Well But for interest: what gopro model did you use to shoot?


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