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About ChrisNewport

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  1. The way that series of saws is made it's easier to remove the exhaust than it is the spark plug.
  2. I would always remove exhaust and examine the condition if the piston, it's the easiest thing to do first and saves loads of time and head scratching if a seizure is the cause.
  3. "Came as a job lot and I'm selling off" and "was working fine when last used now won't start" is eBay code for its knackered and we know it is but don't want to put in items description what's really wrong with it. Go through the saw with a fine tooth comb, check and double check everything. As above, if damage on second cylinder matches the piston, someone has already been inside the saw and would appear to have given up on it.
  4. Without limit cap on h screw should be 1 and a half turns out. 3/4 is with cap on.
  5. Nothing on or around the throttle rod needs to be forced into place. Did you remove the top cover on the handle to remove/replace the throttle rod.
  6. Is the chain on the right way round? I've lent a saw to my brother and it's come back on the wrong way after he took it apart to clean it before returning it.
  7. Pull exhaust off and check piston. Im guessing it's fubar.
  8. I'm looking for a strimmer blade to cut through a patch of self seeded black thorn upto about half an inch diameter. I've seen the tct blades from China but dont like the idea of using their stuff at 5000 rpm. Stihl do a couple but don't include the size bore in their description only what machines they fit. My machine takes 1 inch bores.


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