12 questions from our users
What oil do I use in my Makita BHX2500
Is it possible to use use on it's side?Ie tilted towards intake tube...One site in usa says it's ok ...Won't hurt motor .
Don't believe that it will cause damage and the blower will turn off and smoke I did it once and never again with line trimmer you can turn to it's side like honda stihl eco but not cheaper one the blower is not designed to tilt to it's side
has anyone used 15w-40 oil in the makita 4 stroke blower?
Yes, I used this on my last service and it's running without any problems. Just as smooth as it is normally. The main thing to remember with oils is the temperature you're running the equipment in. Unless you're working in close to sub-zero temperatures there's not much to worry about with choosing a mix of oil to add to small engines. Especially with the variety of semi-synthetic oils such as 15w-40.
when priming why dose fuel come up the wrong pipe
Hi, Bought my Makita bhx 2500 about 1year ago.It has been going good but last week it suddenly stopt. Had a fractured prime bulb. Replaced it and it does not want to start anymore. Purchased from Bunnings but have lost my receipt. What can i do. Regards Matt Janssen
Is this made in Japan or china?
What kind of oil I can use on my Makita leaf blower?
What type of oil do you use?
I think I just picked up a 1 litre bottle of 10w30. I assume that is what the book recommended and of course 1 litre would provide several oil changes. I do not have this any more as the plastic case got holes in it from gumnuts or other hard items and was spraying stuff onto me so I returned it as not fit for purpose.
How much oil does it hold?
Vacuum is weak - will not pick up sawdust from concrete floor. I noticed there are 6 rectangular slots, 10 mm X 50 mm cut into the vacuum pipe where it attaches to the fan unit. This must allow air suction to bypass the nozzle and weaken the vacuum. What is the purpose of these slots? should I tape them closed?
Vacuum is weak is strange. I would be looking to see if the fan blades have a build up of stuff clogging them, and also the outlet pipe can be clogged if damp stuff has been picked up and the bag can become non porous if damp stuff is inside. All these need to be clean. The slots are probably to ensure that stones can not be sucked into the blades and change the airflow to ensure that leaves are still lifted through but stones do not get any higher. Stones will break the case. This is mostly designed to pick up leaves and chop them up on the way thought the fan then blowing the chopped leaves into the bag.. An ordinary or commercial or ducted vacuum cleaner would probably be a fair bit better at sawdust..
How much is the Makita BHX2500? And Makita UC250D
I have a makita 4 stroke blower, only got it new not long ago.. havnt been using it for a month or so, changed the oil and fuel, air filters very clean but it doesnt want to start.. what am I doing wrong?
Mine started flooding very easily once the weather turned cold, but all I had to do was make sure I only pressed the primer once or twice. Any more than that seemed to flood it. It works a treat now. Also, if you leave it for more than a month, the fuel can go off. I make sure I use "Stabil" in the fuel to keep it fresh.
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