Anybody else want to throw their Stihl trimmer down a hill

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bulldogg, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. bulldogg

    bulldogg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I just spent 30 minutes trying to get the darn gas cap back on my FS90R. I have had a little of trouble with it since I bought it in spring but it usually takes a few tries and it seals and seats properly.

    Are there any tips or hints on why it will not seat. I tried about everything I could but I ended up just loading it back up and using a backup.
  2. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 485

    Never had that big of a problem with them but u just got to make sure to line it up right I found to push down alitle on it and it gose right around
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  3. kubotafan

    kubotafan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    You can throw it my way. There is a post here somewhere where someone filed the tabs a little bit and it solved his problem.
  4. Bagit

    Bagit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I've got two Stihl straight shaft fs80 R's. I think they may have stopped making that model though. The gas caps are spin on. Their light weight and dependability made me buy the second. The second had an issue early on. The primer bulb quit working. Other than that they have been bullet proof.

    I've really had no problems with the gas cap on my BR600 blowers, except once, I thought it was on when it wasn't, and I caught some gas down the back of my shirt:)
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,370

    I never seened this cap but I remembered I had a stihl chainsaw come into the shop with that cap. I just got back from putting that thing on/off about 10 times.......throw the muther down the hill or just go give it back to the dealer. On a hot day when you are in a hurry I'll bet that this frinking thing will go in wrong about as many times as it goes in right.
  6. Andover Landscape Co.

    Andover Landscape Co. LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Lexington,KY
    Messages: 573

    I agree the FS80 seems to be a solid machine. I have used mine for about 4 years now. I bought it from someone who had it setting in a shed for years bought a carb for it on eBay and been using it ever since...

    I have absolutely no complaints about Stihl machines they got it going on....
  7. mark123

    mark123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    I smashed mine before throwing it in the woods behind my house. I should have lit it on fire, too.
  8. Andover Landscape Co.

    Andover Landscape Co. LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Lexington,KY
    Messages: 573

    Lol, that's brilliant.....
  9. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    Have your dealer give you a new one. They are supposed to be updating the caps according to my dealer. He just gave me three new ones.
  10. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    does it being unnecessarily heavy bother you as well

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