2-stroke strimmer question

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Re: 2-stroke strimmer question
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 19:24 »
Back in the old days when we all ran 2-stroke motorbikes, we knew that blue smoke was perfectly normal and acceptable. You'll get less from engines designed to run on thinner ratios, but don't mess with the ratio yourself - if the manufacturer says it needs 40:1, then it needs 40:1.

As for the tar coming out of the exhaust: again that is normal for a 2-stroke. We used to have to "de-coke" our exhaust systems with caustic soda, and it was a right messy job - mainly because of all the black oily muck inside there.

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Re: 2-stroke strimmer question
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 19:28 »
Back in the old days when we all ran 2-stroke motorbikes, ....

Don't let my OH hear you! :lol:
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Re: 2-stroke strimmer question
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2012, 19:36 »
I still run an old two stroke motorbike, and I still have to decoke the exhaust. ???

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Re: 2-stroke strimmer question
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2012, 19:38 »
You will do Gwiz. ;) What is it? Are we allowed to ask on this thread?  :)

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Re: 2-stroke strimmer question
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2012, 19:40 »
MZ TS150.

It's only a biddy little thing, but it can fixed at the roadside with a stick and a bit of string.

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Re: 2-stroke strimmer question
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2012, 19:43 »
Oh yes indeed it will be. :) The simple engines are the best, OH would love one like that.:D

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Re: 2-stroke strimmer question
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2012, 19:53 »
I wouldn't mind the TS250 if I could find one reasonably local at the right price ;)

But we digress....

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Re: 2-stroke strimmer question
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2012, 19:59 »
Indeed we were doing.. ;)



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