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Stihl 011AV Pops but won't run
I have a Stihl 011AV in the shop and am perplexed. The engine will pop and run for a short while (about 3 seconds) when I place my thumb over the venturi (cover and choke are off while I'm working on it).
New fuel filter and line
Took carb apart and cleaned it 3 times (adjusting H and L make no difference to this problem)
3 different spark plugs
Muffler is unclogged and clean
Fresh Stihl 92 octane gas mixture
I'm stumped. I swear its a fuel pick-up problem. On another site Stihl talks about the Reed valves. Is that the contraption under the carb? If those gaskets are bad will that prevent the carb from sucking up the gas from the tank? Looking for suggestions/help.
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