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Old 08-23-2010, 07:55 PM
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I have to wonder if either the caps or the tank quality control is not consistent. I have 2 MS260 pros and one of them is always a bear to get the caps on.

It sucks to be walking around and look down and have a full tank of bar oil dripping down your chaps.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:00 PM
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There is a problem and I have identified it and found a fix. If you have any trouble at all either putting the cap in or pulling it out then you will have trouble getting it to close correctly. The cap should move in and out of the tank neck without dragging.

If it drags do this. Remove the cap and look at the 3 locking tabs on the bottom of the cap. Right above each locking tab is a locator tab that locates the cap in the tank neck. They're longer than the locking tabs. Take a flat file and file the locator tabs down until you can easily put the cap in and take it back out.

My caps work fine now that I've "clearenced" them.

You shouldn't have any more problems with the cap unless you somehow get the cap turned to the closed position when it should be open.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:02 PM
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I have to wonder if either the caps or the tank quality control is not consistent.
I'm thinking it's the caps because I've seen several accounts of the problem being fixed by merely changing the cap.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:11 PM
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Mine worked fine when I bought them and about 6 months ago started getting finicky...than about 2 weeks ago I had a problem every time I went to use them.

Replaced all my caps and they work perfectly.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:15 PM
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if stihl ever goes back to the other style of caps i will then start a face book page for all those who do like the new caps and have no problems with them. then show it to the company so they can start making the equipment with the new caps again.......
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:45 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 08-23-2010, 08:47 PM
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You shouldn't have any more problems with the cap unless you somehow get the cap turned to the closed position when it should be open.
Maybe a dumb question.. but is that even possible.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:40 PM
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They suck, the old caps were just fine. Never had a problem on the old saws and my hand held blowers. Just today, yes the cap was on right but it didnt tighten down right. had to make about 3 attemps to get it on and my son has the same trouble. somedays they give no trouble then somedays they suck. And just how are you suppose to keep the dirt out? I dont care if it was ol man Stihl who came up with it, if he worked for me he'd be looking for a new job!!!!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:47 PM
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Yeah, like a few other guys, I don't mind the caps, It's nice on by bp blower that the cap doesn't touch the ground and get dirty or lost. I think it's almost easier than a regular cap to work, but maybe it's just me, I haven't had much experience with the cap, only a few fill ups though.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:04 PM
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thats a way to weed out the new guys! if they can use the gas caps, they stay. if they cant, they need to find another job!


its common sense guys!
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