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Old 11-12-2015, 09:00 PM
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Stihl 015L chainsaw fuel cap

Hi all, I just finished repairs on a Stihl 015L arborist chainsaw. It's an old saw which is all metal. Both the fuel cap and the oil reservoir cap leak profusely through their vent holes. I did some reading and found that this was common for them. The caps are no longer made, so the ones that are available are very expensive (like $30 a piece). It is part #1116-350-0506. Does anyone know definitively if another fuel cap would fit this saw? Part numbers 1117-350-0510 and 1117-640-3600 look like they may be a match, both with 7/8" diameter threads. I know this is a very specific question, but I figured I'd put it out there in hopes that someone out there may also have refurbished one of these saws. Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:09 AM
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Maybe look for a parts saw on ebay that has good caps that isn't too expensive?
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:22 AM
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Thanks for the idea. I considered it, but it would cost more than the caps. And I would be left with a parts saw with no caps. There's also a good probability that the new saw would also have leaky caps. I'm trying to find a new cap that happens to fit the saw. If and when I find it, I'll post it here because this is not the only thread I've read about people having trouble finding these.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:31 AM
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Thanks for the idea. I considered it, but it would cost more than the caps. And I would be left with a parts saw with no caps. There's also a good probability that the new saw would also have leaky caps. I'm trying to find a new cap that happens to fit the saw. If and when I find it, I'll post it here because this is not the only thread I've read about people having trouble finding these.
Good point.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:51 AM
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Hi all, I just finished repairs on a Stihl 015L arborist chainsaw. It's an old saw which is all metal. Both the fuel cap and the oil reservoir cap leak profusely through their vent holes. I did some reading and found that this was common for them. The caps are no longer made, so the ones that are available are very expensive (like $30 a piece). It is part #1116-350-0506. Does anyone know definitively if another fuel cap would fit this saw? Part numbers 1117-350-0510 and 1117-640-3600 look like they may be a match, both with 7/8" diameter threads. I know this is a very specific question, but I figured I'd put it out there in hopes that someone out there may also have refurbished one of these saws. Thanks!
Might check Ron's Saw Shop in SD, they have a lot of NOS. Might be worth a shot. They can be reached at 800-433-6304
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:28 AM
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:15 AM
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Thanks guys, will try both
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