6 questions from our users
What is the difference of the fs45 and the fs45c?
What size cord to use on a fs45c ?
Would like to know correct draining of fuel out of this Stihl 45c so can put fresh fuel in due to its old fuel sitting there for long time in the plastic fuel container part and want to give everything a good clean is there a video on how to do it please as want to know I’m doing it right?
I am not sure mate I have never had to drain the tank as mine is always getting used so the fuel doesn’t get a chance to get stale but I am certain if you use dr. Google you find the best way
Is the Stihl FS 45C 2 stroke or 4 stroke?
The Stihl is a 2-stroke motor. The Honda is a 4-stroke. As 2-stroke motors use and oil/petrol mix maintenance is very simple. However, I've found spark plugs need to be changed fairly regularly (or at least cleaned).
The 4-stroke has an oil sump which needs to be drained and refilled at regular intervals. Spark plugs tend to last longer as they don't get fouled by oil ( which is necessary in the 2-stroke).
I've found that 4-strokes tend to be easier to start, and you don't end up smelling of oily petrol as you do with 2-strokes. But you do have more maintenance and must check oil levels in the sump prior to use. Failure to have sufficient oil will cause the engine to sieze quickly.
A Stihl mechanic told me that he uses twice the ratio of oil in the fuel than recommended by the 2-stroke manufacturer and gets much longer life from his machines. I'm not sure how true this is because I've always strictly adhered to the manufacturers recommendations.
Can you convert your Stihl FS 45 C to the Kombi? Is it a straightforward matter of just buying the parts? I want to use the lawn edger on my older model Stihl and thought maybe someone has done the conversion.
I don't know Gregor. I'm planning to give my new FS 45 to an unsuspecting relative! I'll then buy a Ryobi or similar.
Don't by a Ryobi, when they begin to play up after a very short time. Don't bother trying to fix it. I'm looking at reviews trying to see what I can get to replace the Ryobi I have.
The Stihl FS 45C is almost 12 years old and going strong, I found that before putting it away, you just had to empty the fuel from the tank and then run it so the remaining fuel was used. Have not had an issue with it since, so if you are on a good thing then upgrade it. Can anyone answering just stick to the topic please.
What is fuel ratio mix?
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