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Ben Carter replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Sell it and buy a new one.  Mine went like that I messed about with it still didn't work. Not worth the hassle.  "
5 hours ago
Adam Pilgrim replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"I am assuming you checked the crankshaft main bearings aren't collapsing? They are a stupidly common failure on these and the three blowers I have exhibited similar symptoms (start/die or rough/lumpy running/hard to pull recoil)...
I had one that…"
5 hours ago
Oliver clarkson posted a discussion
Evening what products are people using for black spot on roses, I'm about to run out of my current product which isn't available any more. many thanks 
20 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"I just use a couple of pieces of paper for the gap and then just rotate the flywheel to ensure its not rubbing anywhere.  I set it up when the magnets are pulling the coil onto it with the paper as a sandwich between the two..................holds…"
20 hours ago
Honey Badger replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"You're welcome. 
Im glad you got it working again."
22 hours ago
Jamie replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Thank you for your replies. As it happens, i just re-alligned the ignition coil slightly just to get it slightly closer to the fly wheel as i noticed one side had a bigger gap than the other, and fingers crossed it's been ok today so far. It does…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Replace there wiring you've probably worn out the kill switch. If it is a flywheel problem stop yanking the pull chord so hard, thats what shears of the flywheel key. I've had three bg86 they get a bit unreliable after 4-5 yrs. They all still run,…"
yesterday
John F replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"Thanks Tim for the useful information , definitely worth mentioning also useful reminder to grease the gears regularly  
I must admit I sometimes forget with my more expensive kit which has the grease thread the grease soons dries out .
My Stihl…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Get the flywheel off is tricky. Strip down both sides of the machine there's two opposing compression nuts you have to loosen the one on the fly wheel side. Use a punch and hammer to gently slide of the compression nut, there's a centre point the…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Jamie's discussion Stihl BG86c problems
"Use a piece of cut plastic milk bottle to get the space right between the ignition coil and flywheel. The flywheel could be the problem. There's key on the flywheel that shears off and knocks the engine timing off. You have to remove the flywheel…"
yesterday
Tim Bucknall replied to John F's discussion Service Schedule Stihl Cordless Hedge Trimmer ?
"All the stihl kit I've got has grub screws for greasing, and stihl do grease in tubes like toothpaste.  Take the screw out (torx) and screw the tube in, squeeze some in.  Should be done quite regularly.  Also on shaft drive machines you should take…"
yesterday
Jamie posted a discussion
Hi all, hope this is in the correct thread.So i've had some BG86c blower problems recently. Long story short, i've replaced the carb with a genuine Stihl carb as my previous one wasn't priming, everything was fine once replaced but on full throttle…
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to John F's discussion Cherry Blossom Tree
"If it's right by a boundary wall it sadly needs to come out. Cherries are one of the worst for causing subsidence. People Are such idiots when it comes to planting tree's."
Thursday
John F replied to John F's discussion Cherry Blossom Tree
"Yes it's not always easy to do the right thing for the tree unfortunately whoever planted it put the wrong tree in the wrong place right next to a boundary wall when it was just a small tree .
Once it's pruned I  can't see it adding any value as it…"
Thursday
Peter sellers replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"Ben, seems that you are in a strong position as you are well thought of by the school as you aren't the obvious choice to quote for something which is not your main business. Are they asking other contractors who do this type of work to quote? If…"
Thursday
Ben Hattersley replied to Ben Hattersley's discussion Pricing for School grounds maintenance
"Yes it seems to be mine field! The school arent happy with the current contractors and to be honest i wouldn't be either. The main concerns of the school are that they are paying for the contract but very little gets done.
Because i try stay away…"
Wednesday
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Stihl BG86c problems

Hi all, hope this is in the correct thread.So i've had some BG86c blower problems recently. Long story short, i've replaced the carb with a genuine Stihl carb as my previous one wasn't priming, everything was fine once replaced but on full throttle…

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