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M&M Mowing
08-07-2008, 09:10 PM
Today my brother fired up one of our 110s and it started and then quit. I can hold the pull rope and the trimmer will fall to the ground, its like it has no compression. Im going to tear into it tomorrow and check it out.

TONTAGE
08-07-2008, 09:23 PM
Good Luck With That Puppy.i Had The Same Thing Happen To Mine And When I Brought It In To Be Chkecked Out,it Was Toast.they Asked Me If I Ever Used Old Gas,that Answer Was No.stihl Wouldnt Even Stand Up And Offer Some Kind Of Warranty Replacement Of Any Kind Despit The Track Record Of These Particular Units.
Good Luck

FordLawnLandscape
08-07-2008, 09:27 PM
ouch :confused: .... nothing but good things to say about mine :hammerhead: <<< knock on wood !

mississippiturf
08-07-2008, 09:44 PM
ouch :confused: .... nothing but good things to say about mine :hammerhead: <<< knock on wood !

No problems with mine either, but one Stihl dealer here in town WILL NOT sell them. How old is it? How much use does it get?

STIHL GUY
08-07-2008, 10:22 PM
my stihl has been nothing but good for me

Just Mow
08-07-2008, 11:07 PM
no problems here

ed2hess
08-07-2008, 11:43 PM
So will you be buying another one of these?

txgrassguy
08-07-2008, 11:51 PM
Depending upon your trimmer's age, I'd say check the valve clearance.
Then check the spark arrestor screen to be free of accumulated debris and carbon build up.
I've got a bunch of these units and have found that hard starting/recoil pull rope resistance to be valve tolerances out of specification.

M&M Mowing
08-08-2008, 12:11 AM
No problems with mine either, but one Stihl dealer here in town WILL NOT sell them. How old is it? How much use does it get?

It gets used roughly 10-20 hrs per week and is roughly around 3 years old, ive got a bunch of fs-80's that I use over the 110 due to the weight difference but if I am ever in any thick or tall grass I like to use the 110. Sadly to say I will probably not buy another 4 mix engine, I have another 110 that is a bout 5 years old and a 90 that is 1 year old that have served me well but I really like the fs80's. Being that stihl has stopped making them and are selling the last of the 80s I bought a Husqvarna 323l and really like it, about the same power as the fs80 but lighter.

kurts lawn care
08-08-2008, 12:47 AM
i like the fs80s i have 1 but i think the clutch is on its way out on it and idk if its worth buying a new 1 or fixing it

CustomKare
08-08-2008, 12:52 AM
Bought a FS110 last Friday, used it Saturday and it died while trimming.

What a POS. I took it back and bought an Echo. Handles alot better than the FS100 also. $70 cheaper

topsites
08-08-2008, 01:59 AM
hmmm...
Only engine of mine ever did that the connecting rod was broken.

You might check the recoil mechanism unless you're sure that's not it.

Bought a FS110 last Friday, used it Saturday and it died while trimming.

What a POS. I took it back and bought an Echo. Handles alot better than the FS100 also. $70 cheaper

I do feel that Stihl handles suck, I always order Echo D-handles to put on my Stihl's. :p
Yup, every one of my Stihl stick handhelds sports an Echo handle, well worth the $25.

M&M Mowing
08-09-2008, 06:52 PM
I tore the engine apart and the rings were worn, aside from that there was an extreme ammount of carbon on top of the piston and around the valves.