problems with starting
I should have completed this review a long time ago, in relation to my starting problems I found that the throttle was way too loose so that when you put the trigger in the start position the carby was still at idle, I tightened the throttle cable up to the right position and it starts as per book
To the person complaining about my negative comments I say if you don't report the truth about any given product then this forum is useless
thank you Tratty
A good machine, you can just get out there and do the job like you're supposed to, it just keeps on going and never falters
Well laid out easy to operate machine, good fuel economy
I am 52, in all my experience with different forms of motors I have never struck anything as difficult to start as this machine from cold, I would walk away from it twice totally exhausted before finally getting it to start somehow, I eventually worked out if I went through the recommended starting procedure but held the throttle on full at the carby it would start first pull, I'm happy now :), I didn't like the bump feed on the trimmer head so I went to an auto feed, much better.
I am a mowing contractor and I'm not a big fan of stihl equipment but this machine is very good. I demo-ed one for a weekend and was pleasantly surprised. very quiet and easy to start. A lot of effort and common sense went into it's design. I like the position of the fuel filler cap and primer bulb. I think the only draw back of this machine is that some people would assume that because it is a 4 stroke you don't need to pre mix oil with petrol and that would destroy the engine. But as long as people are aware that you need to mix oil like a 2 ...stroke then I think it is a winner. Honda 4 strokes are good but oil change intervals is a grey area, I haven't yet seen a trimmer with an hour meter so you know when to do it, this is not a problem with this machine. Lightweight, easy to start. Good fuel economy. Quiet. Well thought out design fuel filler, primer bulb etc. Comfortable harness. Vibration at idle.
I'm a contractor and the whipper snipper is my most used piece of machinery by far. The Stihl FS90 is a replacement for my two year old Husqvarna 125R which was due for retirement. First impressions of the Stihl; A rugged, well built machine. The tap-feed head works well. The "4-mix" 4-stroke engine is a new one to me. It's a four-stroke which doesn't have a sump, but uses the 2-stroke fuel-oil mix for the engine lubrication. The 4-stroke has a lot more torque and less noise than my old 2-stroke so i don't have to rev it as much.
Questions & Answers
what is the Z on a FS90 RZ ? brushcutter
How do I find timing marks on crank and valve gear?
Did anyone on here by fs90r new? If so do you know what the price was when purchased? I'm looking at a used one but was unsure of what the actual purchase price was. Thanks in advance
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