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Old 08-23-2010, 11:23 PM
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The cap is only a problem on my BR600, my KM130 never has the same problem, I'm going to clearance my cap tomorrow as Richard suggests and see how it does.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:46 AM
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The cap is only a problem on my BR600, my KM130 never has the same problem, I'm going to clearance my cap tomorrow as Richard suggests and see how it does.
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Please report back when you do. As far as I know only one other person has done my fix and they too have reported success with fixing the cap.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:54 AM
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Maybe a dumb question.. but is that even possible.
Yes. When you turn the cap to lock it down the locking tabs only turn about 1/16 of a turn. Then the whole bottom of the cap stops turning while the top portion (the part you've got ahold of) continues to turn until it stops. Then you flip the locking lever down.

When you take the cap off you have to be careful that you rotate the top portion all of the way before pulling the cap out of the filler neck. If the bottom isn't turned all of the way to the open position then the cap acts all goofy when you try to reinstall it.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:03 AM
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I have problems with the caps on both my Stihl FS-90's. I talked to my dealer and he actually told me that he had the same issue. A few times they sent trimmers out the door and customers complained because they leaked gas all over the place on the way home.

It was a bad idea. According to my dealer the feedback Stihl has gotten on the caps is terrible. Yet they continue to use them. Its almost like they are trying to spite their customers. Im not asking that they recall anything. Just start using the old caps and tanks on future production.

If you guys really want to get something done about this, dont complain to Stihl. Complain to the EPA. Im sure they would love to hear about trimmer tanks that dump 2 cycle gas everywhere.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:19 PM
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I have problems with the caps on both my Stihl FS-90's. If you guys really want to get something done about this, dont complain to Stihl. Complain to the EPA. Im sure they would love to hear about trimmer tanks that dump 2 cycle gas everywhere.
Are you kidding.....just change to another trimmer/blower manufacturer. I have never seen so much crying about a product yet everybody comes out and recommends these units
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:32 PM
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Are you kidding.....just change to another trimmer/blower manufacturer. I have never seen so much crying about a product yet everybody comes out and recommends these units
I switched from Stihl to Redmax trimmer/blower and Husqvarna saws. Life is better, now!
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:42 PM
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Are you kidding.....just change to another trimmer/blower manufacturer. I have never seen so much crying about a product yet everybody comes out and recommends these units

Im not bashing Stihl. I like Stihl. I just hate the new gas caps.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:06 PM
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Are you kidding.....just change to another trimmer/blower manufacturer. I have never seen so much crying about a product yet everybody comes out and recommends these units
stihl is recommended because stihl is awesome. they build a great product. all my hand helds are stihl. always have been and always will.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:53 PM
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stihl is recommended because stihl is awesome. they build a great product. all my hand helds are stihl. always have been and always will.
Good to know! That means more real equipment on the shelves when I need it.
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:19 AM
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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.
This is what I had to do as well.
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