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Old 08-23-2010, 12:10 AM
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Newer model Stihl gas caps, A real Problem!

I know countless people who have had the same problem with their Stihl gas caps, They won't seal or seat properly. Then when you're working Gas starts to pour out of the gas tank. This is after following all of the manufacturer's instructions. I am sure many of you have the same problem.

Just for this purpose I have created a group on Face Book
all about Stihl's new gas cap design. Hopefully we will get a good number of people to join. Simply search "Stihl's new gas cap design" on facebook and you should see it. If not This link should also work.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=146581728695341

Hope to see you all there. Joining a group based on a companies problem will certainly bring some attention to the company. Especially once the group gets more members. I will then send Stihl the link to the group, so they can see just for them selves how many unhappy Stihl owners there are out there.

Make sure to fill out the discussion board about what model you have and why you dislike the gas cap. I will be sending this to Stihl once more members join.

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Old 08-23-2010, 12:26 AM
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I'm thinking some of you guys need to have a little more understanding.
Haven't you ever wanted to be different than everybody else? If all the other
kids are wearing black shoes to school, don't you want to wear purple shoes?
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:09 AM
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I'm thinking some of you guys need to have a little more understanding.
Haven't you ever wanted to be different than everybody else? If all the other
kids are wearing black shoes to school, don't you want to wear purple shoes?
I agree. While yes some people have had problems with them, they are a neat alternative to a rather flaccid fuel tank feature. I have 4 of the caps between my BP blower, trimmer, and chainsaw, and I haven't had a problem with any of them. You just have to make sure you get the notches into the proper slots and just tip the machine slightly to check for leaks before you go carrying it around. I have to wonder home many of the problems are simply user error.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:26 AM
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I agree. While yes some people have had problems with them, they are a neat alternative to a rather flaccid fuel tank feature. I have 4 of the caps between my BP blower, trimmer, and chainsaw, and I haven't had a problem with any of them. You just have to make sure you get the notches into the proper slots and just tip the machine slightly to check for leaks before you go carrying it around. I have to wonder home many of the problems are simply user error.
I also agree. I have this cap on my saw, trimmer, and blower. As long as the notches line up with the slots the cap works awesome. Have heard of people having a hard time turning the cap on or off but I wonder if its from forcing it when not lined up correctly.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:45 PM
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I agree. While yes some people have had problems with them, they are a neat alternative to a rather flaccid fuel tank feature. I have 4 of the caps between my BP blower, trimmer, and chainsaw, and I haven't had a problem with any of them. You just have to make sure you get the notches into the proper slots and just tip the machine slightly to check for leaks before you go carrying it around. I have to wonder home many of the problems are simply user error.
Usually only have a problem once Then more careful and align the caps properly and they work.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:00 PM
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I agree. While yes some people have had problems with them, they are a neat alternative to a rather flaccid fuel tank feature. I have 4 of the caps between my BP blower, trimmer, and chainsaw, and I haven't had a problem with any of them. You just have to make sure you get the notches into the proper slots and just tip the machine slightly to check for leaks before you go carrying it around. I have to wonder home many of the problems are simply user error.
You just wait....you will eventuall have trouble...that is a promise...dont get me wrong ...i like the sthil stuff we have...but the caps are a problem too often...and I can assure you its not operator error all the time....we have over 40 pcs of sthil equipment....about half have these caps...and about half of those have had trouble....its a great idea...but a bad design..needs much improvement.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:14 AM
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Let's file a class action lawsuit! Or start buying elsewhere. Stihl seems to have a "I could care less" attitude about resolving this ongoing issue of a defective cap.
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:25 PM
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Let's file a class action lawsuit! Or start buying elsewhere. Stihl seems to have a "I could care less" attitude about resolving this ongoing issue of a defective cap.
What DEFICTIVE cap??? Works great if u pay attention to what your doing. I do agree they are not the best design, but there far from defictive.

Oh ...good luck with your class action lawsuit on a cap that works as designed.....
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:14 PM
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What DEFICTIVE cap??? Works great if u pay attention to what your doing. I do agree they are not the best design, but there far from defictive.
Well, then I guess YOURS isn't defective.
If I only owned my KM-110R, I'd have the same question as you, as that cap works just fine, but my BR-500 is a totally different beast, and that cap is a fight every time IF you even get it closed (sometimes it will look good, but still leak gas all over you).
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:51 AM
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there annoying i have never broken any
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