Small Engine Repair: Echo and Ryobi 2 Stroke Engine Crankshaft Comparison


**Always follow the instructions in your repair manual when doing repair or maintenance work on Outdoor Power Equipment. Manuals can be found at the manufacturers website.**

In this video I show the two different types of crankshafts I have see on small 2 stroke trimmer engines.

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15 thoughts on “Small Engine Repair: Echo and Ryobi 2 Stroke Engine Crankshaft Comparison

  1. Half crank engines have the recoil at the front of the engine. Full crank engines will have the recoil at the rear of the engine as a rule. This is how we determine if it is a half or full crank engine
    hope this helps

  2. I have an Echo srm 230 and one time for the fun of it I was searching how much a cylinder cost…..$130 dollars, but a short block only cost $110? whats with that

  3. @smallengineshop A130000341 cylinder $121.44 from ereplacementparts

    SB1061 short block from ereplacementparts $117.15

    Why would someone get just a cylinder when a whole short block is cheaper than just the cylinder is what I'm wondering.

  4. @smallengineshop Yeah it should be, but I noticed on other sites that the short block only cost around $109 and the cylinder is more. Not too sure but I think it's a mistake, or else they just try ripping people off with the cylinder.

  5. You can tell if it's a full crank if the pull start is on the opposite side of the trimmer shaft. If it's on the same side as the shaft, then its a half crank. Great vid thumbs up!

  6. Homelite was a good brand when they were made in America basically anything pre 1990 after that Mexico and then Taiwan all the way down to Hong Kong and that's when a quality went in the garbage u see slave labor and third world countries don't have inishitive to make things right all they see is the quicker I get to finish the quicker I can leave which is not quality and that's why I say support America and buy echo there assembled in Chicago and parts made in Japan which is a whole lot better

  7. My 6 yr old ryobi SS80 wont run when i pull the throttle anymore and rather than adjust the carb i got an echo srm 225, very happy.

  8. toro also uses a full crank engine in their weed eaters and blowers, a commercial grade full crank engine, and i also have an echo srm 230 and a toro blower and an echo backpack blower

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