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I just bought this blower. Found it on CL. It was $50 and came with basically another echo blower head that wasnt working, just for spare parts. Anyway I put some gas in the spare blower and it fired up after a few pull. It smoked pretty bad and would bog down after you ran it for a while. I was surprised that it fired up and ran. So I basically got 2 for the price of one. So what would be the issue with the smoking? I assume there is a carb or throttle issue with the bogging down. I have a chainsaw that does the same thing. Runs for a bit then just starts coughing and then sputters out.
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I just bought this blower. Found it on CL. It was $50 and came with basically another echo blower head that wasnt working, just for spare parts. Anyway I put some gas in the spare blower and it fired up after a few pull. It smoked pretty bad and would bog down after you ran it for a while. I was surprised that it fired up and ran. So I basically got 2 for the price of one. So what would be the issue with the smoking? I assume there is a carb or throttle issue with the bogging down. I have a chainsaw that does the same thing. Runs for a bit then just starts coughing and then sputters out.
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Seafoam that sucker and see what happens. That is a heck of a deal.
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I would check compression on the unit before you do anything else. Sounds like that is the problem.
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I would check compression on the unit before you do anything else. Sounds like that is the problem.
Could a lack of compression cause the engine to bog down after you run it for a while?
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Could a lack of compression cause the engine to bog down after you run it for a while?
yes as an engine heats up it will loose compression.
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Can you explain that more? Which parts tend to do that?
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