I dug out an old 2-cycle Homelite gas trimmer I had laying around. I think the last time it was used was 10~12 years ago - - experiment time. It ran when it was last used. I had some pre-mixed gas so thought I'd put some gas in the empty tank and see if it would fire up. Had to pull the spark plug and "prime" it a few times, but it finally started but would only run if choked, then unchocked ... choked then unchoked. Wouldn't take any throttle. It did try to idle for a little bit. Then all of a sudden it stopped and I couldn't get it started again. Noticed that one of the rubber hoses coming out of the gas tank "popped off" - you'll see later why in the photo below. The rubber hoses still seemed pliable and soft, but after inspecting further I discovered why it stopped running ... and probably why it would only run unless choked and unchoked. Guess I might try to find some fuel hose and a filter that will work (lots available on Amazon), and will probably have to open up the carburetor because it probably got some hose chunks sucked inside it - maybe not if I'm lucky. Amazon has tons of new carbs for weed eaters for cheap (like $10~15 for the carb, fuel hoses & filters), but I couldn't find the model number of this Homelite listed in any of the Amazon carbs being sold - I think it's about vintage 1995 (so ~25 years old!). If I need a new carb maybe I can just match up the carb mounting bolt pattern and get one not specific for this Homelite that might work -? I don't plan on spending much to see if I can get it working good again ... the rest of the trimmer is in good shape. All the hose that was inside the tank basically disintegrated. The hose outside the tank seemed fine.