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Another muffler mod question ...

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by kevinj, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. kevinj

    kevinj Whatarya, Goofy?

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    On my 361, I did my Lakerized muffler mod. (or close to it)
    Removed the limiter cap on the H setting.
    Opened up the screw 1/3 of a turn to richen the mix.
    Ran it maybe 30 hrs. if that.
    Then just thought that I better replace the limmiter cap. DUH !!!:dizzy:
    I called my dealer today, and he said that they can't sell them.
    I would have to come in and have the dealer install them.
    Because the limiter is there for a reason,
    and that reason is the Government.
    He said 15 mins of labor, and a twenty dollar bill would cover it.
    Is this just a Michigan law ???
    I dont want to spend .50 cents on a part and $20.00 for installation.
    Can someone help me out ?
     
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  2. ShoerFast

    ShoerFast Tree Freak

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    The BS meter just pegged , bent the needle even,, I need to get a newer digital one.

    There is no enforcement in any state , that I know of that prohibits selling parts,,,,,, this wackjob just wants to see your muff-mod.
     
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    ShoerFast Tree Freak

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    Wow!

    Star burst,,,,just before me eyes, I give ya a 'Gotcha' and your rep went 'Super-Nova" seen it once before!

    Congrats :cheers:
     
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  4. Lakeside53

    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    Your dealer is pathetic.... they list for 60 cents msrp... Slice the tab off you old cap and stick it back on.

    If you get stuck I'll send you a pair for free!
     
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    Bobcat ArboristSite Member

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    I have purchased limiter caps at two different Stihl dealers and they were glad to sell the parts, and I do the install. Sounds like you have a bad dealer.
     
  6. kevinj

    kevinj Whatarya, Goofy?

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    Hey Kev,
    Thanks alot.
    It took awhile.
    But good things come to those that wait..

    WOW, Now I feel what it's like to be famous...
    Remember the movie, (The Jerk ).
    Nathan felt important to have his name in the phonebook ???
    That's me tonight !!!

    :cheers:
     
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    ...and I just gave you another green 'un!

    Does anyone have the part number for the Digital B.S. Meter?


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  8. kevinj

    kevinj Whatarya, Goofy?

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    Oops,
    threw my old cap away.
    And I thought my dealer was on the up and up ...
    I was really shocked when he told me that they wont sell them to the public.

    I asked "Well what happens if I damage my engine if I don't increase the richness ?"

    "Well that is wy that limiter is there, so you don't increase the richness."

    So if I want to modify my own saw in any way which I paid for brand new from THIS dealer, I MUST spend .60 cents PLUS TWENTY DOLLARS,
    because of govn. regulations ??? (WTH)???

    Will this be documented by them, to show that they provided a government service to replace a richness set screw limiter cap, that could have potentially have damaged the ozone ???

    And may contribute to Global warming, that will threaten all Mankind ??? :mad:

    Anybody got a limiter cap I can buy ???

    Trade ya some paperclips...

    :cheers:
     
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    LarryTheCableGuy Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Once limiter caps are outlawed, only outlaws will have limiter caps.


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  10. kevinj

    kevinj Whatarya, Goofy?

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    :ices_rofl:

    Good one...
    So, it will be handguns,
    AND limiter caps then..

    :cheers:
     
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    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    Read post 4?

    Any other dealers in your town?
     
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    Time to find another dealer and let the old one know why.
     
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  13. XJWoody

    XJWoody AboristSite Guru

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    Some dealers

    treat certain things (like limiter caps, special tools etc) like National Security items.

    Back when I was gathering parts for my 361 and 029 muffler mods, I ordered a limiter removal tool and 4 new caps. When the parts came in, the older mechanic said it was OK since I had pre-paid for the stuff, I could have them, but "Stihl doesn't want the special tools sold to just anybody." (his emphasis)

    <:D> this is the same shop that told another ASer that they could lose their Stihl dealership if they sold stuff at less than MSRP <:D>

    I had to chuckle inwardly but nod solemnly, and felt I'd best not tell him what was up with those TS fire screens & clamps. :greenchainsaw:

    Anyways I reused the original caps on both saws, so if you need a pair, PM me an address and they'll mail out ASAP.
     
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  14. Outlaw5.0

    Outlaw5.0 AboristSite Guru

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    What dealer is it so I don't end up shopping there?.
     
  15. kevinj

    kevinj Whatarya, Goofy?

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    I probably should keep it quiet.
    (weingartz) I mean
    it's probably just me, wanting to save money and all.
    (weingartz) I mean, if I told him that I am kevinj from AS (weingartz)he
    would understand,(weingartz)then charge me more.
    (weingartz)So I better not just come out and mention the dealer
    by name.(weingartz)I'm sure you understand. ;)
     
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    talon1189 "Da Smiley King"

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    badhabits ArboristSite Member

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    I bought from my dealer the removal tool and 1 dozen caps with no problems or questions. Give that dealer a pice of your mind.:angry2:
     
  18. Outlaw5.0

    Outlaw5.0 AboristSite Guru

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    I was going to buy a saw and blower there, but was quoted a better price down the road.
     
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    talon1189 "Da Smiley King"

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    Same here.......I have that dealer in Farmington Hills........I went there last year to buy some commercial Stihl hedge trimmers......when I tried to bargain a little.....the salesman was such a "****" to me..... [​IMG] .....I just walked out and bought them down the road.
     
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    lol ;)
     
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