1 Week Ago
We've had a badoodle of high wind, cold weather, snow and ice this winter. Lots of downed limbs and a few trees here on our acreage. Today was pretty good weather, so M and I decided to buck up, haul, and stack in one of our woodsheds a smallish diameter (12" dbh) but tallish (70') red alder that the wind broke off at 7 feet above ground level and tossed across our creek.
In the process I managed to drop my hot and running Stihl 200 RH right into the creek, in 2 feet of near to freezing water. I did a dumb thing in setting it idling on top of an overhanging branch to clear some slash, and knocked it off into the water. It burbled a second or so sitting on the bottom, then died...no surprise :).
I grabbed it out quick like a bunny. Toweled off the exterior, opened up the air cleaner compartment and turned it upside down to drain out a cup or two of water, toweled out all the moisture in there, removed the air cleaner, cleaned the outside and dried it off in and out.
I could see no sign of water in the fuel tank, so I topped that off with fresh.
Darn thing popped on the second pull, per normal cold start, then ran right as rain for another hour and a half of work.
Stihl rules :D.