Stihl Carburetor Parts

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  1. jos51700

    jos51700 Hemi Orange you glad it isn't a political avatar?

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    Although I hated spending money in China, I did this on an old American chainsaw because it was the only alternative, and it did indeed work like a champ.

    I will say that was probably the last time I intentionally bought anything from China. I refuse to do business with them now.

    I run truefuel but still drain it when I'm done and then run the motor until the carb is empty. I hate doing this on 2 strokes because that's your oil supply also, but there is no viable alternative.
     
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    That's also why I just let it idle until it dies. Let's be honest though, how many times have we ran our weedeaters/chainsaws out of fuel?
     
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    It doesn't help that it's been discontinued as well. But all that I've done and will do is still way cheaper than buying a new blower.
     
  4. straightlinespeed

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    I have the same blower and bought a chinese carb off of Amazon. Some slight tweaks and it works great! Well worth it in my opinion.
     
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      Good to hear. Several of the bad reviews were specifically about the BG 55, which is why I had my concerns.
       
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      • jos51700

        jos51700 Hemi Orange you glad it isn't a political avatar?

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        I don't disagree one bit, but the lack of blue cloud when running a premix that doesn't go bad and doesn't even smell like gasoline leaves me concerned!
         
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        I mix mine like Stihl says and they've never smoked a bit unless it was a cold day cutting wood. That's how we've always done it, on chainsaws, trimmers and blowers.
         
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        • 512Stroker

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          Blow off the cheap ching-ching parts and do yourself a favor and purhase your parts from a Stihl dealer. Run good parts and good fuel and you will not have any problems.
          It's a no brainer.
           
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          512Stroker We are all here because we are not all there.

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          That figure's you are from the north coast - MN.
          I dare you to leave this up.
           
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          You do realize that Zama, the original manufacturer carb manufacturer for this Stihl, is Chinese right?
           
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          SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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          Yes but is owned by Stihl.
          STIHL purchased Zama Corporation, Ltd., Hong Kong, on December 31, 2008.Oct 21, 2014
           
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          Always stick with OE parts
          Buy american when ever possible
          I would never recommend someone purchase an alternative chineese product.
           
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          I'm not disagreeing, my point was Zama is a Chinese company.
           
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          I cant help that.
           
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          No matter what you post or what you agree with, the internet has brought "haters" together.
           
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            Stihl, at first had their own carburetors’ then when new models and sales increase Walbro and Zama were used. Nothing wrong with any of them, none were “better” than the other.
            There are numbers etched on the side of the carbs which tells us the model and application, application is the key word here. For example a chainsaw sold in Florida uses the same carburetor model as one sold in Alaska but because of location…. the jetting is slightly different, and so are the choke ports.

            Once you run your instrument of husbandry the carb is wet and it has to remain so during its equipments life span. This discourages the pump diagram and valves from drying out and to prevent the cavities of the carb open to air pockets. I would highly suggest buying the pre-mix fuel in the gal/qt containers and running the equipment to help circulate it thought-out the fuel system, especially for storage.

            I have seen many saws come into the shop with the mixture screws way out of whack. The low speed screw is pretty much adjusted the way car is adjusted, but a touch on the rich side. The high speed screw is the one that is the most messed with, and can cause premature wear and failure. The high speed has two purposes, one it limits the rpm of the engine and the other allows running rich at full throttle under load. Adjustment can be made by running full throttle and turning the high adjust screw out/in until it starts to “double stroke”. This method is also used on radio controlled fliers.

            And by the way, Stihl is the best and a close second Echo, and then the rest …….lol

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              https://www.stihlusa.com/information/how-to-guides/outdoor-power-tool-extended-storage-tips/
              Straight from Stihl's own website:
              Empty the fuel tank. After the tank is empty, if it has a primer bulb, pump the bulb until dry, then replace the cap and start the engine – otherwise, just start the engine. Run it at idle until the engine stops. It is important that the engine is run only at idle speed, so there will be lubrication in the system. Do not operate the throttle or "rev" the engine. Just let it idle until it stops. On a chainsaw, engage the chain brake.
               
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              • straightlinespeed

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                I have no idea wth your talking about...
                 
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                • 512Stroker

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                  If you cant figure it out it not worth trying to explain it to you.
                   
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                  No, I can figure it out just fine. What I cant figure out is your criticism, which has nothing to do with the OP. Keep it constructive to the topic on hand. Stupid and degrading comments get you a nice vacation, consider this your warning.
                   
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                    Well the little carb got here today. Got here pretty quick, now I've just got to get it on and see how it runs.
                     
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                    I think that is a 8896 Holley 1050 dominator. Am I right?
                     
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                    • RammerJammer75

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                      1150 for sure. :lol:
                       
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