I'm repairing my buddy's weed eater that bogs down. It won't hold idle sometimes either. I took it apart cleaned it thoroughly and put it back together. I pressure checked it, it pops off at 10 and stabilizes at 8 but after a while slowly starts to leak down. I squeezed the fuel lines and it then held pressure. I changed the lines, put it back together and it's doing the same. It'll rev high when adjusted, but eventually loses prime. You can hear the change. I never did check the idle circuit for flow after taking it apart maybe that'll be next. I'll then check the main. I'm sure it's time for a new carb kit although the diaphragm and gaskets didn't look too bad. So I know of course that I have a fuel issue, but don't know if it's just a leak or fuel starvation. My guess is a leak since it sometimes revs high then slowly loses power, but I'd be stunned if the fuel lines are causing it because they aren't very loose anymore, actually snug. Any ideas?
Edited by Foreverwood (01/07/18 10:40 PM)