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Old 06-07-2011, 12:30 AM
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Sthil recall gas caps

They finally are going to fix them. i got my notice today, have 2 on the list Kombi and edger. Calling dealer to see if they have the replacement caps.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:31 AM
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hmmmmm hope i dont get the letter i like the weird caps.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:13 AM
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i think they are the same i got a letter yesterday to theres a picture of the new cap and it looks the same as the old one
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:01 PM
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got the notice this saturday going to the dealer today to get it fixed. Its about time tho i could barely open my cap or close it. Luckily never spilled any gas.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:55 PM
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I am glad they are doing this recall. My gas cap is a pita to get back on, and it's been getting worse over time. Hopefully the next cap will fix the problem.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:25 PM
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I had my caps replaced this past Saturday. Honestly, I cannot tell any difference. They look the exact same, screw on the same, it seems nothing has changed with the caps. But according to the dealer, there's a letter on the side of the gas cap that specifies the recall difference. Havent noticed any leaking yet, or popping out. So hopefully this issue can be put to rest.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:36 PM
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The new cap is equipped with an idiot notch and a indention to let us know when the thing is installed correctly. The other thing they are advocating is the fuel is destroying the inner seals and workings.

We are all just idiots or the truth to the fuel problem is finally reaching the right people.

Just a good thing that all of this drama on this forum and others has reached the manufacturer and something is being done at least.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:03 PM
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I work at a dealer and got the letter as well. Most of the equipment sold within the last year already has the new cap on it. Best to take to the dealer though and have it checked out
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:58 PM
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just got all new caps today! 15 total, they are much smoother right off the bat.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:10 PM
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I just got three caps replaced this weekend.

The first, on my hardly used FS110 came right off. Never had any issues with that one (yet).

The second, on my KM110R untwisted, but I had to help the dealer remove it (I pushed the handle back down, which pries the cap up a bit, before I was able to pull it out).

The third on my BR500 was such a fight, the dealer was about to get pliers before I was able to pry it loose. After putting in the replacement cap, he had to turn it up and back a half dozen times to be sure it was actually in right, it worked so easily.

THANK YOU STIHL! This was the only complaint I had with these machines. Now, they're perfect, at least in my eyes.
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