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Forum topic by GR8HUNTER posted 08-23-2016 03:46 PM 244 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2016 03:46 PM

I have a Stihl MS180C Chain saw …....was wondering if any of fellow LJ’s have this …...and are having trouble with it …ie : leaking bar oil … wont start …if it does start and you hit throttle it dies very disappointed :((((


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#1 posted 08-23-2016 05:10 PM

First thing to check is a fuel situation—crimped line—wrong fuel mix—- dirty in tank filter etc.

It has been a few years since I had chainsaw vocabulary enhancement; but still remember the causes! Hope this helps.

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 05:11 PM

Yes, I bought one of those for like $500. It worked for 2 months and did as you described… took it to the dealer and they said there was “trash in the gas tank” (highly unlikely). Took it home and the same thing. Took it to another dealer and they said it was the magneto which they supposedly replaced (they said it was a common cause because they were made in China) but when I took it home, same thing. I repair small engines and even replaced the lines, carburator ($150), rested the magneto gap, cleaned the fuel tank, etc., to no avail. Have had a 110 one for 12 or more years with no issues. Total waste of money.


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#3 posted 08-23-2016 05:17 PM

The puzzling part for me was that it had plenty of compression, the fuel was getting there and the spark was firing. At times it would work for an hour and then it would spatter or not start the next time. It all pointed out to the magneto. (sorry, I should have said ignition coil)


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#4 posted 08-24-2016 03:16 AM

I would take it to a fellow just down the road from my place, has a repair shop. he will know the problem right off, was a former student of mine and was hurt in a logging accident, and is in a wheel chair now, very resonable charge too. My oiler was not working on my 361 and he fixed it quick. has a lifetime of experience. Sorry alittle long way to go, but would like to visit with you.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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