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Author Topic: Stihl 026 trouble  (Read 4384 times)

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Offline Jim Davis

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Re: Stihl 026 trouble
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2016, 09:40:06 AM »
Isolaters seem good. Ignition wires seem to be still well insulated in that area too.

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Re: Stihl 026 trouble
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2016, 12:59:49 AM »
Well, I've been using the 026 for a few weeks now. It has been running great and starting easily when warm. Today, I was using it lightly on long milling cuts (shallow cut) and it was still working well. Then it took to just dying out in mid cut. It would start easily with one pull, but then after a few seconds in the cut, it would die again.

I set it aside and used my 020. When I finished, I picked up the 026 and it started on the first pull and seemed to run fine. I made one tiny cross cut with it and it ran normally.

Why might it be dying out on a long light cut?

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Re: Stihl 026 trouble
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2016, 01:31:51 PM »
Stiffening of the metering diaphragm could cause the leaning out in a long cut. It would cause fuel starvation under load.
Does the carb have a white plastic connector for the fuel hose? This connector has the habit of coming loose slightly, enough to cause air into the carb. I had this problem on my 026 and a bit of epoxy solved the problem

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Re: Stihl 026 trouble
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2016, 10:24:50 PM »
It is easyer to to pull all the tank mounts and carb , it sounds like a lot of work . It's not anymore work then damaging the pulse line with plyers . I've been there done there done that . That way you can check the tank vent at the same time . JMHO

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Re: Stihl 026 trouble
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2017, 11:26:59 PM »
In my case the problem was a fuel line I purchased on line. It was crimping where it bends from the tank to the carb. When the engine heated up, the line softened and the crimp got worse, cutting off fuel. A better designed line from the Stihl dealer solved my problem.

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