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2 stroke piston stop - where to find?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by loafycleetus, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. loafycleetus

    loafycleetus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Hello all, I have been lurking around on this site for awhile reading about all of the issues and problems that have gone under the scope and dissected until a resolution is found. Quite frankly I love the mystery of the problem and the satisfaction of a fix! Thanks to all for your knowledge!

    Now to my question, I have looked high and low for a piston stop that fits through the spark plug hole and does NOT thread in. I have seen them in the Stihl shop and of course I get "you can't buy one from here" line of BS.
    I am aware that there are ways to do without but I would rather have the right tool for the job. As an ex GM tech for 5 years I am quite anal in that regard.

    Do any of you guys know of a place where I could get one? Thanks! Matt
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,960

    I am curious what you need that for.....I work on a lot of 2 stroke Echo trimmers and blowers and never needed one. I replace bearings seals clutches etc etc..:confused:
     
  3. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    Your Stihl Dealer can order one for you. If not call the next dealer. If they wont get you one then take a peice of starter rope and put it down the plug hole.\
    And to ED2hess, try working on a Stihl, put the air wrench on the clutch or flywheel and you will sheer the key.
     
  4. loafycleetus

    loafycleetus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    It is for a Stihl 029 super at the moment... MowerKnower, I guess my dealer is worthless when it comes to helping the DIY guy.
     
  5. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    If I remember tomorrow, I will get the part number for it. Then just call them up and order it by number, they wont know any better
     
  6. loafycleetus

    loafycleetus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Thanks for the help1
     
  7. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,700

    0000 893 5903 Locking Strip. They will break if not seated EXACTLY. You will find that the rope trick is the safest method. I have tried all types, and still go back to the 12" peice of #6 recoil rope. Used it 3 times today and one repair was a clutch removal / install on a Stihl 088.
     
  8. loafycleetus

    loafycleetus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Just stuff it in the hole, leaving a bit sticking out? I wouldn't have thought that it would be thick enough but I guess all it is doing is keeping it from going to TDC. I'll give it a shot later today. Thanks!
     
  9. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    Yeah, the rope works.

    Used that trick when I did valve stem oil seal job to keep the valves in place.
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,960

    I put a wrench on the clutch side to hold it when removing the flywheel nut.....can't you do that on Stihl?
     

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