I was so excited about finally getting a petrol garden edger, I put the oil in the petrol tank. I knew as I was doing it that it wasn’t right, yet continued to pour the full 375ml into the petrol tank. I wasn’t even distracted, just having a stoopid moment.
When the penny dropped, we tipped it over and poured out as much of the oil as possible. Yet the manual instructs the owner to put some oil in the petrol tank after draining if the edger is to be stored for a period.
Needless to say, it won’t start. It’s a four stroke.
Is there anyone mechanically minded who can suggest what else we should do before we have to get someone to have a look at it?