Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    751
    Location
    Covington, GA
    Tractor
    JD 870

    Default Re: Hard starting Stihl 029

    I have a Stihl hedge trimmer that was doing the same thing. I think I had already done the fuel lines. A carb kit with a new diaphragm fixed it like Locoweed said. You could see/feel how dried out and stiff the old diaphragm was when you had a new supple one side by side. Hard to pull can partly be because you have no explosions to help with the pulling. 4 Stihls that all start in 3-4 pulls when they have good diaphragms. Same for the Echo and Huskavarna.

    On another note my Mom commented that her 2 cycle Toro was hard to start. I decarboned the muffler and noticed her easy start port was clogged up. I cleaned that up and now she says it is ok. Mom is 84. I don't know how she can pull fast enough to get that mower started.

  2. #12
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,237
    Location
    Midwest
    Tractor
    Iseki TA 247. Husqvarna 54", Cub Zero Turn.Polaris 850 ATV's Stihl 018 026 Pro, 029, 034 Super AV, 039, 044 Mag. Stihl Pole Saw.

    Default Re: Hard starting Stihl 029

    Quote Originally Posted by newbury View Post
    I've 4 Stihls. 088, 660, 660, 021. When not warmed up all of them take three pulls at full choke and then two pulls at half choke.
    I would sure like to take that 088 for a spin. Even the 660. Monster saws for sure.

  3. #13
    Silver Member mjcountrybumpkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    129
    Location
    SW VA.
    Tractor
    John Deere 5083e, Ford 4610, Ford 3000 (this ones family)

    Default

    I have. Husky 268xp and I had a similar starting issue. Seemed like it had plenty of compression , checked it with a gauge and it only had 90 lbs. took of the jug and the ring was marred into the piston.
    I worked the ring loose took it out and smoothed everything up. Put it back together with a little oil on cylinder wall. Checked compression and it is now at 165, a little low but it fires first pull every time now.
    Engine checklist:
    First - compression
    Second- spark
    Third- fuel


    Good luck
    Work Smarter Not Harder

  4. #14
    Veteran Member ccsial's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,530
    Location
    NorthWest Illinois
    Tractor
    (Kuboto L3400) (Ford 1910 4WD w/FEL) (Deere X748SE) All bought new

    Default Re: Hard starting Stihl 029

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    With arthritis in my hands, I need a solution or an easier starting saw.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks
    I have the same problem with my hands. I heat with wood so I cut a lot. I'm almost 69 now. I recently got a MS260 with elastostart. That works very nice. It takes out those resistance pulses that really hurt my hand. My 190TCE is extremely easy to pull too. It is geared down a bit. The new saws from Stihl are getting easier to pull. It's fathers day.
    Kubota L3400-HST, Ford 1910-Gear FEL, John Deere X748SE

  5. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    7,914
    Location
    Shingle Springs California
    Tractor
    New Holland TC40D

    Default Re: Hard starting Stihl 029

    In addition to the diaphragm, I would also check the fuel line, and the impulse line.

    My Dad had a saw where that easy to see part of the fuel line looked fine. Where you could not see, was mushy and rotting. The impulse line can crack and leak too. No impulse, no diaphragm movement. The impulse line goes to the crankcase; two strokes build pressure in crank case to push gas mixture thru; that pressure pulse is what causes the diaphragm to move, in turn pumping gas.

    With the gas that is out nowadays, sometimes it is easiest to just replace them all if you are having a problem...
    RobertN in Shingle Springs Calif

  6. #16
    Elite Member TomSeller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    3,017
    Location
    kalamazoo and timbuktu
    Tractor
    Many

    Default

    Good point, I always give my saws sharp, fast pulls. The other starting options on certain Stihl saws would be good for those with arthritis.

  7. #17
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    1,237
    Location
    Midwest
    Tractor
    Iseki TA 247. Husqvarna 54", Cub Zero Turn.Polaris 850 ATV's Stihl 018 026 Pro, 029, 034 Super AV, 039, 044 Mag. Stihl Pole Saw.

    Default Re: Hard starting Stihl 029

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertN View Post
    In addition to the diaphragm, I would also check the fuel line, and the impulse line.

    My Dad had a saw where that easy to see part of the fuel line looked fine. Where you could not see, was mushy and rotting. The impulse line can crack and leak too. No impulse, no diaphragm movement. The impulse line goes to the crankcase; two strokes build pressure in crank case to push gas mixture thru; that pressure pulse is what causes the diaphragm to move, in turn pumping gas
    With the gas that is out nowadays, sometimes it is easiest to just replace them all if you are having a problem...
    I have never changed the impulse lines on any of my stihl saws. I'll put them on my list..

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Stihl MS290 vs. 029?
    By Pilot in forum Rural Living
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 06-11-2013, 03:45 PM
  2. Stihl MS310 Hard Starting
    By Beltzington in forum Chainsaws
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-29-2012, 09:59 AM
  3. Hard starting Stihl fs85
    By EGo_SmAsH in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-13-2012, 10:36 PM
  4. starting a Stihl saw
    By LBrown59 in forum Rural Living
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12-24-2006, 09:55 AM
  5. starting a Stihl saw
    By SWB in forum Rural Living
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 01-06-2006, 12:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.