NEW stihl fuel caps

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ffemt1271, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    Picked up this FS100RX thursday, and was pleased to see they have gone back to a screw in cap

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  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Stihl is really screwing things up here. Consistency is key to retaining customers. They don't seem to be able to make up their minds about which cap they want to use. First it was the D flip cap (what happened to A,B and C?), then it was the E flip cap and now they have a screw in cap. Make up my mind already.
  3. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 217

    Ya i just got the recall for 12 pieces I have my hell they work fine now!
  4. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    i still like my d flip cap. while i have some minor issues with it when extremely hot i have found i can just force it closed with no problem.

    the cap always turns completely closed but sometimes the d part doesn't want to flip down with ease so one day i just got rough with it and it works fine. never broke it or anything. so now the few times it gives me issues i just get rough with it.

    disappointed to see they are going back to a screw on cap.
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    them caps was the dumbest thing they ever did, was nothing wrong with the screw caps, they don't need to reinvent the wheel.
  6. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    thats a good cap, ive got one on my demo saw. still a quarter turn cap without the exrta nonsense

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