Stihl moto mix how to open

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shadco, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. shadco

    shadco LawnSite Member
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    I feel stupid but then so are the guys at the Stihl dealer.

    We could not figure out how to open a can of Stihl Moto mix with the stupid safety top.

    Anyone have any tips?
     
  2. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Blowtorch
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  3. shadco

    shadco LawnSite Member
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    In your trailer?

    ;)
     
  4. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks the same as so many other cans of chemicals. Squeeze or push down on the cap as you turn it counterclockwise. It should be one or the other. If it needs to be squeezed pliers will help.
     
  5. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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    Push down and turn. Just like medicine bottles
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  6. Southern Lawn Care  LLC

    Southern Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
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    Your dealer sales the product and can't open it or show you the use of it?
     
  7. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    sometimes the bottom half of the cap spins when it shouldn't. You have to hold the tab in too as you unscrew it and push down as well....LOL. Im laughing because I was tired and probably dehydrated one day, and Ill be damned if didn't have the same problem. It was one of those days where nothing was going right.
     
  8. shadco

    shadco LawnSite Member
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    So somehow secure the gray ring that isn't supposed to turn (but does on every can they have) then pinch in the black tab on the cap and turn it while pushing down on the cap like you would on a a medicine bottle.

    Brilliant

    The EPA must not want us to actually use fuel unless it has ethanol

    Thanks
     
  9. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 702

    no problem. I don't use that fuel year round, but I do like using it as the end of year approaches. With no ethanol in it, even if a piece of gear sits for a few weeks or more without use, so less chance of problems from sitting.
     

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