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STIHL ISSUE

Post in 'The Gear' started by Stihlmike, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    If my saw wont start or you have a problem, send it back.

    I think the Jack just dont know how to start them? Full choke till it "pops", then flip up one to high idle, pull again until it fires, blip throttle to get saw to reg idle..

    I'd personally either go to another dealer, if it has to be new. Or buy a better Pro saw (not even mine). Those 026's the Mike from maine posted are all good runners from a good member. Take that extra $175 and put it back in your pocket.

    Just an FYI -$350 Shipped. Guaranteed to start.

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  2. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    18 CC??? Didn't know saws were made that small?? Weedeatera are like 22-25 CC on small side!! Typo maybe, 28 CC?
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  3. Stihlmike

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    He sent me an email, and said he just pulled the newest one in stock and got it running fine. I know that Stihl is a good product, but cant believe the luck i have been having.

    I guess I am just in that 1% that gets all the issues. I hope this new saw runs, and I do not know what I will do if this one dies like the other one. LOL
  4. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I'll never sell. Good to have a backup, especially if you get your saw stuck and need to cut it out. Of course you could buy felling wedges for a couple bucks, but any excuse to have more toys I'll buy.
  5. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    This dealer needs to do something for you!! If the case is not free he needs to give you a case, or a free hat or free oil for a year or something!! Honestly this is crazy!
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  6. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    LOL!!! Duh! I meant 35 cc 18"
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Oh yeah....Freebies are in order. Six pack of oil and a case. They usually give you a hat anyway and the farm boss often comes with a free case.
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  8. Joful

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    My 064 is 20+ years old, all original hardware, as far as I can tell. Runs like a champ, for me. I did put a new bar on it, but that's just because the original was plain worn out.
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  9. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    BS!! I don't know the tax laws in your state but it sounds like your getting screwed.:mad:
  10. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    Thinking same. I get tax refunds all the time when I return stuff. Even stuff that was junk or did not workout!
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  11. Stihlmike

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    LOL i don't want freebies, I just want a saw that cuts and will not die before it even leaves the store. LOL

    I know that stihl's are good products. All of the MS and 0## in the sig lines are enough for me to believe it. Just if I had never found this site, and would be just buying a stihl it would be hard to go back with them after these 2 freak accidents.

    I did like how he sent me the email that fast though about the other farmboss running, I did make the remark, "I'm losing faith in you, bud" when he told me that.

    I did get a free hat with my first 230 purchase, and a jug of fuel enhancer and free sparkplug for my 015l before.
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  12. Stihlmike

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    Im over it at this point, I did get to cut about half a chord with the 230 and put some wear on it but still ticked I am getting ripped of 15 bucks in tax. Just want to get a saw and never go back.
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  13. Stihlmike

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    But if this one dies after 4 cuts, i may just have to carve my initials in their showroom floor with a Husqvarna LOL
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  14. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    I'm a CPA and have a tax practice. This makes no sense. A refund would be an adjustment on his monthly sales tax return. I didn't catch that when I read this originally. You report taxable sales and tax withheld. A refund reduces taxable sales. This dealer is jerky.
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  15. DexterDay

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    I agree. A refund is a refund. Dude sounds like a Hack job. Can't even start his own equipment.

    I bet there was no fuel in that 290 he couldn't start ;lol This ain't Rocket science
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  16. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Never give him any more business. He's incompetent at best. He'll learn if he loses enough business.
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  17. Prof

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    Yeah, when I returned a saw to the dealer that was a bit of a lemon, I got full credit towards another saw--tax and all. I was also offered a full cash refund. This makes me happy that I picked the dealer on the other side of the mountain.
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  18. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    My 290 is super EZ to start. The 192 is easy. The 441 is not when stone cold.

    He shouldn't have any problems starting a 290. As some pointed out, switch all the way till partial fire, then middle position till started, and flick the throttle to idle. They make this saw to be very accommodating to a non professional.
  19. Stihlmike

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    I wanted to go with these guys but would have to wait until next Saturday because of my work hours and plans for this weekend. They will have my business for all other items and repairs, Just needed a saw to be able to cut for the next two weeks.
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    Yes, BS! Get all of your money back and go to another dealer, post haste. This guy is a clown.

    PA sales tax is 6%, so that's about $21 on a $350 saw. That's the price of a new chain and less than a saw case, which often is given FREE to a 290 buyer.
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  21. Stihlmike

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    its over, I had enough with the dealer and just wanted to get out of there with my saw. They did try and tell me that I ran the saw without oil for a long time and burnt my bar up. I always check oil and gas between resting times while I am loading. I never had that saw run out of oil and I know it. I was a bit offended at the accusation to be honest. I am done with them and will never shop with them again.

    I will be taking all of my business to the dealer that Prof recommended. I would have bought my new saw through them, had I not had the implications of work, and plans for this Saturday. Lessoned learned I guess. I hope that this is the last time I have to post any negativity on this thread.

    So in summary, I am back to where I first started the day I joined this site, 3 weeks ago. Lets hope this new saw is not a lemon, and I only have positive posts from now on. This one was the newest that had in stock and was in their possession for 20 days. Lets hope that is a good thing.
  22. clemsonfor

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    Can't belwive they told you u burnt the bar up?
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  23. DexterDay

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    I would have been pis sed off too!!

    I always make sure I have oil. Fill it with EVERY tank of gas. Fill fuel, fuel oil, and touch up the chain if needed.
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  24. Stihlmike

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    It did have a mark on it where it did get hot, but I assure you there has always been oil in the saw. I had a friend tell me that not oiling the bar would not likely cause that issue, but having the chain on too tight may have been the culprit.

    Oh well what is done is done. Just better to move on at this point. Still cant believe how crazy my luck has been. I won't be buying a lottery ticket any time soon...
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  25. Stihlmike

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    mine is stop cutting, check oil, fill oil, then check/fill gas.I really did baby that 230 to be honest.

    Glad they did have the tech come out and try to blame everything on me. Further gave me reason to not go back to them. I knew something was up when I had to tell him 4 times that my 230 had easy2start and he was only tiring himself out trying to start it by yanking on it. The flags went off then. I still don't feel right revealing the name of the dealership but think I should, to not have any other members go through this garbage, Maybe I am just in the 1% that have issues with them.

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