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Please help
« on: August 11, 2017, 21:09 »
Hi I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I have a ryobi expandit and am having trouble with it spluttering and dropping revs.  It was working fine until recently and now it's a nightmare to start and when I finally do get it started it splutters and drops revs to the extent where it will not cut.

I have noticed that it is smoking a lot more so don't know of that is a sign of anything.

I have changed the fuel and replaced the plug to no avail.

Can anyone tell me what it might be.  Thanks in advance


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Re: Please help
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 17:04 »
Hi Andrew. The smoke you're seeing is unburnt oil. It could be the air filter is clogged or maybe the spark plug cap is dodgy. I take it the oil is pre-mixed with the fuel, have you mistakenly added too much oil (it's easily done). Also the quality of oil can make a huge difference, a safe bet would be to try a good quality synthetic oil.
If the air filter looks ok and plug cap isn't damaged I'd mix fresh fuel using synthetic oil and give that a go. Good luck with it.

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