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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2015, 08:53:36 pm »
That's what I was thinking was the older model, I have seen a few of like that. Going to run and check it out tomorrow afternoon. Guy said it's in good shape, shall see. Appreciate the info guys.  8)

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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 08:59:57 pm »
They're good reliable machines.  Bit heavy.  Decent power.  I have the operators manual for these and can give you basic info from it if needed.  The initial carb settings are weird with that TK carb....
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2015, 07:28:57 pm »
Well turned out to be a bust. Unit was rode hard and put away wet. Guy said it was just a little cold blooded, then proceed to pull on it about 25 times without it starting. I suggested may need a carb rebuild, but he said the was just done.  So no go, but I appreciate all the info just the same!  :)

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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2015, 10:51:13 pm »
No problem.  There's still quite a few of these around.  Don't overlook the Shindaiwa branded versions either.  Good machines.  I JUST missed out on a BP45 (a powerful Shindaiwa brushcutter) on my local CL a while ago.  Basically sold while I was driving to go look at it.....
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2015, 06:43:16 am »
Apart from the problem I mentioned with getting the fuel line my biggest PITA has been the fuel caps splitting around the top where the thread starts

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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2015, 12:38:46 pm »
Apart from the problem I mentioned with getting the fuel line my biggest PITA has been the fuel caps splitting around the top where the thread starts

I had a cap split too.  My local Stihl dealer found a suitable replacement.  IIRC it was a cap for an older blower.



Best pic I have of it....
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2015, 12:56:30 pm »
I think I might still have most of one of those that came along for the ride amongst several other misc things? The whacker outer shaft had a kink and the carburetor is missing?

IIRC someone told me that they were made in Japan for Stihl?  Never heard anything bad about them.
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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2015, 03:48:34 pm »
I think I might still have most of one of those that came along for the ride amongst several other misc things? The whacker outer shaft had a kink and the carburetor is missing?

IIRC someone told me that they were made in Japan for Stihl?  Never heard anything bad about them.

Yes they were made by Shindaiwa.  Quality machines.   Other than being a bit heavy they're still good usable models.
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Stihl fs 80
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2015, 10:00:25 pm »
I usually have an eye on the local CL for this and that, sure something else will pop up eventually. Don't really need a trimmer but I don't love the one I have and wouldn't mind replacing it with a quality unit. Till then I'm still in business though.  8)

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Re: Stihl fs 80 fuel cap (1980's Shindaiwa?)
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2019, 06:03:20 am »
Apart from the problem I mentioned with getting the fuel line my biggest PITA has been the fuel caps splitting around the top where the thread starts

Sorry to drag this topic back to the front, and as my first post, but I am hoping someone might be able to guide me to finding a suitable fuel cap - as mentioned here , it seems hard to know what cap to get - anyone shed any light on the blower mentioned later in the thread which someone found a cap from, that fitted their oldschool FS80AVR? Any light that can be shed on a Shindaiwa cap that will fit would be most appreciated!

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