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Old 09-25-2010, 08:07 AM
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Thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard. If you dont have enough strength to unscrew a freaking gas cap then how are you going to handle holding the actual trimmer?! And im pretty sure that anyone would agree with me when i say that the new stihl gas caps are NOT user friendly.
I have screwed the old caps on, and had to find a screwdriver to get them open. So your statement is one of the dumbest ive heard.


.[/QUOTE]And im pretty sure that anyone would agree with me when i say that the new stihl gas caps are NOT user friendly..[/QUOTE]

Guess your wrong again...I, as well as others in this thread, like the new caps and think they are user friendly.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:11 PM
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they probably get sick of reading all of you whinning about these caps. how many threads has there been on people whinning about how terrible these caps are.

i've got posts on all of them.

the problem with the caps seems to be a hit and miss situation. some people have trouble and others done. some like them and some don't

i'm one of those that haven't had any problems and i love the caps. i wish i could replace the caps on my older stihl equipment with these.
I agree these are better caps. European based forums are not riddled with this complaint, for some reason the problems seem to be mostly in the USA.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:45 PM
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ok just wait another season and youll see what everyones complaining about. youll be saying the same thing the rest of us are saying.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:15 PM
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ok just wait another season and youll see what everyones complaining about. youll be saying the same thing the rest of us are saying.
doubt it. i'm not a complainer. i would probably just contact my dealer and get a new cap.

but i have better things to do with my time than complain about a mistake made by a human.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:30 PM
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I haven't posted on this site in years and I found this thread in a google search. So I logged in to post that the caps suck.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:49 PM
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haha then why do you keep on replying to this thread then......? Thank you turfmower!
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:25 PM
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haha then why do you keep on replying to this thread then......? Thank you turfmower!
have you red one complaint from me in this thread? didn't i say i wouldn't complain? thats totally different than posting how much i love the new caps and that i don't have a problem with mine.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:06 PM
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have you red one complaint from me in this thread? didn't i say i wouldn't complain? thats totally different than posting how much i love the new caps and that i don't have a problem with mine.
Perhaps people try forcing the caps to go on incorrectly when they first get them. In time the caps become disfigured and difficult to either open or close. I don't understand the complaints, I never had a problem with mine and most of my machines were used commercially for a while. When you are used to the caps you quickly come to realize that they are superior to the older screw on caps. I remember when I was doing tree work back in the 80's and seeing some screw-on caps vibrating loose and spilling fuel; if this happens in a tree a groundsman could get hit with fuel. Not to mention the time wasted having to climb back out of the tree. The half moon caps close more positively and I prefer them. Keep the o-ring clean and check the triangular space on the tank mouth to be sure that the cap is on correctly, if it is your good to go.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:24 PM
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Perhaps people try forcing the caps to go on incorrectly when they first get them. In time the caps become disfigured and difficult to either open or close. I don't understand the complaints, I never had a problem with mine and most of my machines were used commercially for a while. When you are used to the caps you quickly come to realize that they are superior to the older screw on caps. I remember when I was doing tree work back in the 80's and seeing some screw-on caps vibrating loose and spilling fuel; if this happens in a tree a groundsman could get hit with fuel. Not to mention the time wasted having to climb back out of the tree. The half moon caps close more positively and I prefer them. Keep the o-ring clean and check the triangular space on the tank mouth to be sure that the cap is on correctly, if it is your good to go.
i don't understand the complaints either. but i also don't understand the people that have been able to spell out in detail how the caps work.

i just use them. i can use them with my eyes shut. i've never read the manual that my trimmer with that cap came with. i have no idea how they are engineered. i just use it. no cleaning the o-ring or checking any triangular spaces. put it on the tank mouth turn it and flip it down and i'm on my way.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:36 PM
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As a current Stihl dealer we have also been disgusted with the new gas and oil caps, but they seem to be here to stay and Stihl HAS warrantied every broken, damaged, etc cap so far, even ones outside of warranty. Also we were just informed today by our TSM that Stihl has recognized the problems and has made changes to current distributor inventory and all future inventory, including changes to all replacement caps.....for what it's worth
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