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Old 11-05-2015, 11:19 AM   #1
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Stihl BG 65 finally quit. 20 years old. What to replace it with?


This leaf blower has served me well around the house year after year. It has spark, spark arrestor was clean and sputters once in a while. Very flooded. Pulled plug and inverted while pulling over and flue dripped out. Re installed gaped clean plug and it sputters a bit and then floods again.

Anyway.. Instead of throwing money toward a 20 year old blower.. Should I get another stihl? Or is it worth getting a new carb for a 20 year old stihl?

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I would go through the carb and try to resurrect, but that's me.
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20 years for a Stihl, is pretty good. I say contact Stihl and see if they can set up any type of discount for you on a brand new unit. Especially that the unit you have lasted this long. Stihl will take care of its long term customers, just like Sears used to do with the Craftsman tool line.

You want to know what is really great rebar. Your post is at the top of Google's search right now. If that does not get any attention, I do not know what will.



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Or is it worth getting a new carb for a 20 year old stihl?
Ayuh,..... Sure is,.... just not from Stihl,....

Chinese carbs are dirt cheap,.....

Cheaper, 'n easier than rebuildin' the original,....
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I would go through the carb and try to resurrect, but that's me.
Yeah, that's what I did. Cleaned the 20 year old diaphragms and spark plug and its running like new again. Then the garage door broke.

One of the diaphragms easily came off. But the other side was stuck. Is it easy to replace with new diaphragms, or should I buy a new carb?

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You want to know what is really great rebar. Your post is at the top of Google's search right now. If that does not get any attention, I do not know what will.
Lol. Stihl ought to send me a new one for the free advertising..

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Ayuh,..... Sure is,.... just not from Stihl,....

Chinese carbs are dirt cheap,.....

Cheaper, 'n easier than rebuildin' the original,....
Actually Stihl still carries the Carb for that unit, since it is still a unit that they support.



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Lol. Stihl ought to send me a new one for the free advertising..
You never know with them. They are one of the few companies still left, that cares about the customer.

It appears that all of the online complaints I am seeing, is because of user abuse and upset about the local dealers, who the complainers think should be able to make the world stop spinning.




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Ayuh,..... Sure is,.... just not from Stihl,....

Chinese carbs are dirt cheap,.....

Cheaper, 'n easier than rebuildin' the original,....
Can you post a link please?
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All parts for everything is now cast and manufactured in Asia, then shipped back over to the US. No EPA reg's, cheap labor.

Looks like all of the rebuild kits are made by Zama, from looking at the listings on amazon.com.

http://www.zamacarb.com/carburetors/carburetor_lookup



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A brand new carb is $30.



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