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Overlander
11-03-2013, 08:15 AM
My Stihl Farmboss works fine (most of the time) - yesterday was a perfect example: worked fine morning 'till about 1:00pm - no issues starting, restarting.

After lunch, it wouldn't start for s&it - no matter what I tried. It sure was flooded eventually, so I took the spark plug out, let it sit 10-15mins... re-tried. Still no start - did that all afternoon, while cursing quietly and steaming...:mad:

Spark plug is new - in case you're wondering.

So, I need to have someone look at it. I'm up north (Westminster) - does anyone know of a good reputable service shop that can service this thing?!

:thumb:

Woodsman
11-03-2013, 09:04 AM
Air filters and gas are the biggest issues I've run into.

The ethanol in most gas eats up the hoses and gaskets in these small engines. I've started using additives which "neutralize" the alcohol and hope this works.

Did you have the on switch flipped the right way ? hehe It happens.

Shotshell
11-03-2013, 11:15 AM
I would definitely recomend cleaning the air filter. Maybe change the fuel filter. Definitely use a fuel additive that neutralizes that stupid ethanol crap. You can find that kind of additive at Home Depot or Lowes.

Sorry, I don't know of any good service shops around here. (haven't lived here long)

Squishy!
11-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Pm RedChili. There is a shop in aspen park/conifer that took REALLY good care of him. He'll recommend it to anyone that'll listen.

Overlander
11-03-2013, 01:23 PM
Yeah, I've set the switch right on Choke from cold (after lunch) and tried a few times (about 10) but it didn't "cough" like it should normally. Took out the air filter and the spark plug, let it vent, tried without air filter on it and even tried spraying starting fluid into it.

My gas had Stabil in it - but I dumped it and filled up with somone else's gas that was running his chain saw next to me... embarrassingly my Stihl refused to work after lunch.... no matter what I did... lazy cr&p.

Ok - thx for the leads.

Uncle Ben
11-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Earls Saw Shop in Boulder is top notch!

baja1d
11-03-2013, 03:17 PM
Heard good things about Arvada Rentals. Most of the local fire departments send their saws to them

Overlander
11-03-2013, 06:53 PM
Thx for suggestions - I tried the bloody thing again today... and wouldnj't you konw it - it fired right up on the second pull..... lazy thing didn't want to work yesterday in the cleanup - could have used it then... but today it works fine... Crappy thing. It's off to the shop anyway -

Thx

baja1d
11-03-2013, 07:18 PM
Sounds like a clogged pickup tube inside the tank. I've got an old Jonsered that does the same thing

Inukshuk
11-03-2013, 07:29 PM
Tennyson Hardware

MDH33
11-03-2013, 07:56 PM
Pm RedChili. There is a shop in aspen park/conifer that took REALLY good care of him. He'll recommend it to anyone that'll listen.

That's Chainsaw Bob. He's just up the road from CTS. :thumb:

njtacoma
11-04-2013, 10:24 AM
2nd for Earl's Saw shop in Boulder.

Always kept our old saws working, and fixed some newer ones as well.
-Neil

Overlander
11-04-2013, 02:16 PM
2nd for Earl's Saw shop in Boulder.

Always kept our old saws working, and fixed some newer ones as well.
-Neil

Earl's gets VERY poor marks on Yelp! porbably not the voice of the majority there... but some of the comments are funny...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/earls-saw-shop-boulder-2

RockRunner
11-04-2013, 03:37 PM
Broadway total power we have bought two saws there and take them there to be tunes each year. We have the older 310 and I think 170 and between the two of them we cut 4-5 cords of wood each year.they also do a great job on sharpening I chains, I highly recommend them!!

Uncle Ben
11-04-2013, 06:14 PM
Earl's gets VERY poor marks on Yelp! porbably not the voice of the majority there... but some of the comments are funny...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/earls-saw-shop-boulder-2

Funny that a hater was ripping on "Earl." John is the owner and has been for about 20 years and "Earl" was the long since departed shop cat! Although, I think Earl the IX is the new shop icon. Funny stuff!