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Old 04-15-2012, 01:42 AM   post #1 of 5
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new gas tank, cutting head and carb adjustment and its ready for action. I love homelite textron trimmers. This trimmer was sold on ebay as a parts only trimmer .
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:05 PM   post #2 of 5
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I just drug one out of storage to see if I can get running again,it ran great but had a messed up cutting head. Tried it last year and all the fuel hoses were shot so after I get another filter will see what happens.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:43 AM   post #3 of 5
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I have two of the old Homelites similar to those myself. One I bought new back I think around the late 1980's and still works well although I've had trouble keeping the fuel from leaking from around the fuel lines after replacing them. Any sealer I put around them seems to hold only temporarily. I'm going to look into replacing the tank with the lines included as mentioned in another thread. The second unit I picked up about 6 years ago is in a little rougher shape but have intended to get it back running as well. It took on a lot of corrosion from setting in a building with the roof leaking on it and also needs fuel lines. I think it is still otherwise fixable without too much trouble. They were really durable and good running units for just cheap models when new. As long as I can find parts I hate to give up on them.

Edit: Just looked and the one I bought new is an ST-145 and the second one is an ST-155.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:35 PM   post #4 of 5
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The fuel tank i mentioned in the other post is the best deal ive ever found. I can go spend $10 on a new filter and lines and yep they do leak or order a whole new factory tank for the same price.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:00 AM   post #5 of 5
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i have this trimmer on a post in the whats it worth forum. check it out and throw me your opinion. im thinking about selling
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