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Old 02-23-2012, 05:07 PM
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Stihl approach to 25% ethanol

Just talked with a Stihl technician and we talked about where Stihl is going with dealing with ethanol, especially if the EPA mandates handling up to 25% ethanol. Well, apparently Stihl is going EFI on all their equipment, starting this year and being completed in 2014. A new chop saw with EFI will be the first to hit the street with the rest of their handhelds to follow over the next 2 years. The same electronic module will be used on all equipment, and will be programmed by the dealer when it is put on a piece of equipment for that particular application (blower, trimmer, chainsaw, etc.). I hope we're not headed to 25% ethanol, but if it happens, will be interesting to see how all the manufacturers handle it. I'm sure they are thinking about, if not having new products in development already. What are your thoughts?
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:11 PM
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20% is already on the table as we speak. Glad to see a maker preparing now rather than rushing something into production that was designed at the last minute.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:28 PM
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My truck will not handle this rating and most vehicles can't.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:33 PM
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EFI/electronic fuel injection on a handheld? Hope it's affordable...??
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:59 PM
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Stihl has trouble with 100% gas. Their primer bulbs are good for about 1 year.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:16 PM
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Stihl has trouble with 100% gas. Their primer bulbs are good for about 1 year.
Man, I must be a lucky son of a gun then, because my SH85 is 10 years old, still on the original spark lug, fuel filter, air filter, and primer bulb. My BR600M is 2 years old and the bulb is fine in it too.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:24 PM
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Stihl has trouble with 100% gas. Their primer bulbs are good for about 1 year.
I know someone who has a bg 75 that runs amazing.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:27 PM
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more crapanol? why don't they just start making all electric stuff and skip all this gas crap? seems like a more powerful battery that could hold a charge for a few hours would be a better solution. they already have electric cars so why not electric handheld stuff? and good quality stuff not the cheap stuff currently on the market.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:31 PM
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I know someone who has a bg 75 that runs amazing.
i have a bg72 that was my grandfathers. i dunno what year they came out but i just replaced the primer bulb for the first time last year.

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:31 PM
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more crapanol? why don't they just start making all electric stuff and skip all this gas crap? seems like a more powerful battery that could hold a charge for a few hours would be a better solution. they already have electric cars so why not electric handheld stuff? and good quality stuff not the cheap stuff currently on the market.
Patience, its coming. In the meantime we can just blame Chinese primer bulbs.
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