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satchel145
12-21-2012, 06:10 PM
Does anyone know of an online source for stihl replacement parts (filters, spark plugs, etc.) I tried getting part numbers off of stihlusa.com but couldn't find actual part numbers. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

lawnboy dan
12-21-2012, 07:10 PM
you cant buy sthil parts online and cant even look up parts numbers. welcome to their outdated biz model. just one reason why i no longer buy sthil products

BigFish
12-21-2012, 07:30 PM
Does anyone know of an online source for stihl replacement parts (filters, spark plugs, etc.) I tried getting part numbers off of stihlusa.com but couldn't find actual part numbers. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

All the chainsaws and everything not listed below use a Bosch WSR6F (1110 400 7005) or NGK BPMR7A

BR500 thru BR600, FS130, HT130~HT131 use NGK CMR6H (0000 400 7011)

FS90~FS110, FC90~FC110, HL90~HL100, HT100~HT101, KM90~KM110, HS81~HS86, use Bosch USR7AC (0000 400 7009)

All gapped at .020

As for air filters, you'll have to check with the aftermarket suppliers, or check with some of the vendors that are on this site.

Will P.C.
12-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Check a seller named cheapchainsawparts? on Ebay. He has lots of Stihl parts.

Roger
12-21-2012, 08:59 PM
If you need carb parts, you can get those online, or through a channel other than Stihl. Zama carbs are not a Stihl part per se, so those parts do not have to pass through a dealer. If you need a carb , or a rebuild kit, find the number and get it through third party channels if you wish.

Other items that at unique to Stihl are not sold online, as lawboy dan stated. Yep, a real problem.... (another story for another thread).

pugs
12-21-2012, 09:52 PM
If you need carb parts, you can get those online, or through a channel other than Stihl. Zama carbs are not a Stihl part per se, so those parts do not have to pass through a dealer. If you need a carb , or a rebuild kit, find the number and get it through third party channels if you wish.

Other items that at unique to Stihl are not sold online, as lawboy dan stated. Yep, a real problem.... (another story for another thread).

Actually I have run into a carb on a Stihl that was not available anywhere else. I forget if it was Zama or Walbro but it actually had Stihl molded into it and that specific carb was only available through Stihl. It was still made by the carb company but they wouldnt sell it to anyone else.

Roger
12-21-2012, 09:56 PM
Actually I have run into a carb on a Stihl that was not available anywhere else. I forget if it was Zama or Walbro but it actually had Stihl molded into it and that specific carb was only available through Stihl. It was still made by the carb company but they wouldnt sell it to anyone else.

Thanks for the correction. I should have added, "In my experience ...." My machines have only had Zama.

BigFish
12-22-2012, 10:45 AM
It's been mentioned a bunch of times, Zama's website is loaded with info:http://www.zamacarb.com/prod_lookup.cfm

I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Stihl bought Zama a while back.

satchel145
12-22-2012, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the leads much appreciated!

rlitman
01-02-2013, 05:43 PM
If you need carb parts, you can get those online, or through a channel other than Stihl. Zama carbs are not a Stihl part per se, so those parts do not have to pass through a dealer. If you need a carb , or a rebuild kit, find the number and get it through third party channels if you wish.

Just to be clear, while Zama makes all the carbs for Stihl, they are made to Stihl specs, and are not the same as other Zama carbs, and the carbs and parts Zama makes for Stihl, are only sold to Stihl.
They may interchange with other carbs on some parts, but it seems that Stihl has Zama make the carbs for them different enough that you need to go to Stihl to buy a whole carb.

Roger
01-02-2013, 05:58 PM
Just to be clear, while Zama makes all the carbs for Stihl, they are made to Stihl specs, and are not the same as other Zama carbs, and the carbs and parts Zama makes for Stihl, are only sold to Stihl.
They may interchange with other carbs on some parts, but it seems that Stihl has Zama make the carbs for them different enough that you need to go to Stihl to buy a whole carb.

I think you are correct regarding ZAMA carbs being unique for STIHL. However, ZAMA carbs that are STIHIL-unique can be found through other channels. Typical STIHL parts must be bought through STIHL channels, but carbs must get a reprieve from that requirement.

For example, my FS90 uses a C1Q-S72 carb. Here is a link to buy one off e-bay,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CARBURETOR-STIHL-ZAMA-TRIMMER-FS90-110-KM90-110-NIB-C1Q-S131A-S174-S110S-S72-S81-/221172981265?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D350669 852108%26ps%3D54

I don't think I can buy any other STIHL part from a different channel. This e-bay link is only an example. There are many other places that make a C1Q-S72 available, full carb, not just the RB-97 rebuild kit.

Strange business ...

BTW, I would agree with others here -- better to buy a new carb than do the rebuild. I did not take this advice earlier, and rebuilt several. Hindsight tells me better to buy a replacement carb.

dboyd351
01-03-2013, 06:33 PM
I've mostly steered clear of Stihl just because of their policy of trying to force you to buy their exclusive parts at their inflated prices. However, there are some times their parts can be a good deal, especially carbs bought off eBay, as Roger mentioned.
I recently rebuilt a MS250 chainsaw and while the prices for most of the Stihl parts were high, I got a new carb, shipped to me for $17.95. That's less than twice the price of a rebuild kit shipped, in most cases, so I agree, it doesn't pay to try rebuilding one at that cost.

dboyd351
01-03-2013, 07:00 PM
BTW, I would agree with others here -- better to buy a new carb than do the rebuild. I did not take this advice earlier, and rebuilt several. Hindsight tells me better to buy a replacement carb.

It's funny, your very detailed, helpful post on rebuilding the FS90 carb was just resurrected on the next page of the Mechanics and Repair forum.

You did a great job on that tutorial, but I think you're right, if the price is anywhere near close, buying a new carb is the way to go.