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HI, my name is ***** ***** I will assist you in this matter. The bogging down is most likely caused by the carb needing to be cleaned and rebuilt, as this is the #1 cause for BOG downs. The clanging noise could be a loose bolt on the fan or housing. I have had these vibrate loose before and cause a clanging. Does the sound get louder when the trigger is pulled ? I normally disassemble machine, and tighten all bolts. I use lock tite on the housing bolts as I reassemble so they do not vibrate out again. This is just one possibility. Without hearing it personally, clanging is hard to diagnose over computer, but I can try my best. Where does it sound like the clanging is coming from?
Not at this point no. The gaskets are made of plastic and cardboard. they wear out with the fuel. You can use 100% gas instead of ethanol fuel in the future to help the issue though
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