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stupid idiot proof trimmer carb....

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by jharkin, May 10, 2013.

  1. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    So I've noticed lately that my husqavarna string trimmer bogs down a lot under full throttle. I pulled the plug and its white and ashy. Definitely too lean on the high end.

    So I grab a screwdriver to adjust the high needle....

    Nope...

    Its got those stupid splined adjustment screws. I'm not taking a 100 buck trimmer to an engine shop just to open the needle 1/8 of a turn.

    Before I take this whole thing apart and use a needle nose pliers to try and pull the screw to slot them with a dremel... Anyone know where you can actually buy the stupid adjustment tool for these things???

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  2. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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    Got mine off ebay.
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  4. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Maybe a piece of tubing? You should be so lucky that's it's fuel line size…or perhaps a piece of shrink tubing that's not shrunk.
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    I used a chunk of copper tubing soft enough to form to the splines but stiff enough to turn the screw.
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    Try Radio shack, some of the Electronic tools are splined.
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  9. ScotO

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    I looked all over the place the other night, couldn't find any in the states. Good job, BB.
    Ebay used to be POLLUTED with them, I bought mine years ago for next to nothing. You used to be able to get a multi-pack (single D, double D, Pac Man, and splined drivers) for something like 40 bucks. Can't find ANY on ebay now. Which is BALONEY....
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