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No spark 088

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Pagie, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. HarleyT

    HarleyT Tree Freak

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    Unplug the black spade terminal, and tuck it safely away from the spade on the coil. Reinstall the starter, and test for spark again.
     
  2. Pagie

    Pagie ArboristSite Operative

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    Will try that.
     
  3. HarleyT

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    That will take the "kill" switch out of the loop.
     
  4. Pagie

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    Well, I tried that, still no spark. So it is looking more and more like the coil? The magnets doesn't look discoloured, just silver. I will check that the main cable is ok. bugger
     
  5. HarleyT

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    Well, I would pull the boot off, and look at the terminal that fastens onto the plug, make sure the prong is going into the wire center of the main wire, and unscrew the main wire out of the coil, and inspect.
     
  6. HarleyT

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    Here is the manual for the ms880, most of the info should apply to your saw.
     

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    Yes, and those magnets are absolutely fine.

    That saw looks brand new. Either it's very low hours or you clean it religiously. Even my three months old MS193T looks worse than it.
     
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    It is very low hours.
     
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    Damn fine looking magnets, BTW....
     
  10. HarleyT

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    They are still pert.
     
  11. HarleyT

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    My ole' 032 has some saggy magnets....
     
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    Didnt Stihl have some sort of warranty on coils??
     
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    BTW, I cannot ever recall seeing a chainsaw with a burnt looking coil or flywheel.

    Well, take that back. I have seen a few that caught on fire.....
     
  14. Pagie

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    Thanks for the Manual HarleyT. A new coil here is $210au. Getting the old one tested at the moment.
     
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    few weeks back a 070 came into my local shop, everything was right but the flywheel which looked fairly new was the problem
    it wouldnt spark with new coil, plug, points/condenser and wires
    like you guys say the magnet do go bad at times and apparently are hard to tell
    but as for OP's case i would suspect the coil at this point
     
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    Sorry guys the saw is a 880, not an 088.
     
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    Thats why coil p/n did not match up with my IPL

    So that brings the question how many coils/flywheels with the 088/880 series and which mix and match?
     
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    The reason is simpler than that: you gave the part number for a US market coil (1124-400-1309) while that coil is from a non-EPA saw (1124-400-1302), which is also used on the MS780, a version of the MS880 detuned to use low quality fuel and oil.
    I think the two coils would swap over no problem, albeit the US market coil most likely has a lower rev ceiling.
     
  19. HarleyT

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    Are you tryin' to say that American coils ain't no good?

    Here's a rev with a real low ceiling..

    rev.jpg
     
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    Type "Honda RC51 soft limiter" in any search engine. Nobody has ever understood why Honda slapped that rev limiter on US-spec bikes, especially given it could be so easily removed and that our bikes revved 1300 rpm higher from the factory without any ill effect.
    So say it was due to emission regulations, others due to generic fear of lawsuits, others still merely the result of some corporate bowel movement, but it was not the first nor last time a manufacturer slapped a lower rev limit on US engines.
     

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