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Stihl MS201T

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2017/06/16 19:25:05 (permalink)

Stihl MS201T

Not so much as a Question, but a heads up for anyone who is having problems with their Stihl MS201T
I run a Small engine shop and am a third generation small engine mechanic and have never run into one like this.  Customer brought me his Stihl saw said it just quit and would not restart.  Checked spark (None)  Disconnected the module kill wire still no spark.  Okay needs a new ignition module.  Ordered one postal service ran over that one with fork truck.  On to number 2.  Installed proceeded to test spark (Nothing)  Okay check mounting - good  air gap - good  continuity from coil mount to cylinder - good  No spark.  Decided must have a defective module.  Number 3 Same results (No Spark)  Spent sleepless nights asking myself what I was missing here.  Checked all forums for possible other instances of these being bad.  Finally I spoke to another long time Stihl Dealer.  He knew of and had this happen to him.  Stihl has and know they have an issue with the 1145 400 1303 ignition modules for these saws.  So before you think you have done something wrong it may not be so.  On to Coil number 4  has to be a good one out there.  Right?

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    Re: Stihl MS201T 2017/06/16 23:53:42 (permalink)
    So is it just a bad production run?
    I might ask my Stihl dealer when I go there.
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