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What is the difference of the fs45 and the fs45c?
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Excuse my ignorance i am female an not mechanically minded. But i took my fs45 to be fixed they replaced something inside it, it started once now it won't start.
How do you take the bearing head from the shaft need to change it?
What size cord to use on a fs45c ?
HI there can you tell me if the fs45c is full petrol or a mix needed?
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
Hi guys, i have fs45 whipper snipper. .and cannot seem to ever get the correct process of putting the head back onto shaft...the plastic nut in centre...i seem to take pot luck if it will connect completely or not#!* can someone pls explain simply the correct process once threaded.?
I cannot remove the head to replace the polymer blades. I can block the shaft but the head will not turn to come off. Any ideas?
I have a FS45 when I press the bulb no matter how many times no petrol comes through, is this an easy fix?
Had for 2 years and only used mabey 10 times.
Probably dont even have 3 hours of run time.
Was using and turned off.
Went to start up like 2 min later and there is no spark from spark plug..
Tested the plug and it is good..
Fs45c..... weed whacker
No idea. But, not being smart, did you earth the plug? Pull it out, place the plug lead on, and earth the plug to metal on the engine, when you pulled the cord? These are two stroke and the shelf life of two stroke, unless stabilised, is woeful. Any old fuel may have jelled up in the carby (seen this happen). I voided warranty in one cheap 2 stroke I brought my Daughter, as the fuel "went-off". It would run for a few seconds if I put fuel down the plug hole. Cost almost as much as purchase to repair. One reason that my gear is now all four stroke. However, two companies, that I know off: Briggs and Stratton and Stihl make a liquid that will stabilise fuel and prolong shelf life. I've used both and they work well. You can google both. All the best.
Why would the nylon line keep hitting the orange safety Gaurd .? Please any help would be great
Too Long? I never trusted the automatic feed. I replaced it with an alloy wheel. Takes a single piece of cord, drilled mine out to 3MM. You waste a bit, but you don't get the frustration of ill performing bump feed systems.
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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.
the nut is binding the head and it won't free spin on a Stihl weedeater and I need to know why it's causing friction and melting the plastic on the head?
I'm sorry, I can't help you with that question. I no longer own a Stihl trimmer, having returned mine as a trade-in for the Honda trimmer. I had that same problem with my new Stihl and had to return it to the dealer. They told me they had to replace the head as it had melted over the nut and damaged the head during removal. I suggest you return the head to the dealer for fixing or replacement.
Hi mate I have a problem with my Stijl fa 45,how to you tap to in the ground to make the thread longer?
You just bump it on the ground while it's revving fairly high, give it a bit of throttle then bump it short and sharp.
If it won't feed out the line might be tangled on the spool, the manual shows you how to thread it up properly.
My understanding is that when you tap the head on the ground the trimmer line extends, feeding you more. The 2main reasons the line is not fed are: a) there is no more line to feed, or b) the line is caught inside and cannot feed. Both conditions require you to add more line or find and unjam the line. Your Stihl manual should have instructions on how to open the bump-head and replace the line. If you don't have a manual, find your model number on the machine and go to the makers web site and download a copy of the relevant manual.
Generally, the shop you bought the machine from will stock replacement bump-head with trimmer line. These will cost extra but save you the trouble of replacing the line.
Is it 4 or 2 stroke?
What is the fuel tank capacity of a stihl FS 45?
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