Author Topic: TACHOMETER PROBLEM : I cannot measure STIHL MS362 nor MS150TC ?????  (Read 483 times)

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Offline flatsix

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I have 2 chainsaws STIHL - manufacturing date 2013 : type MS362 and type MS150TC;

I bought the tachometer TECH TACH DTI 110 - the one that everybody says they are so good. I tested both of my chainsaws- result: when rpm goes over 10.000 rpm then the reading suddenly drops to 5000 - 6000 rpm while the saws are yelling at 10.000 rpm+. No way to measure more them at more then 10.000 as I see Always readings between the 5-6000 rpm.???

So I sent back the tach. My STIHL -dealer uses a OPPAMA 1100 - he measures the rpm while I am next to him : what happens - exactly the same: rpm gets higher till 10.000 rpm and then suddenly again the readings between 5-6000 rpm while the MS150TC is screaming around 11-12000 rpm.

We both are very surprised/ Then we take a brandnew tacho STIHL EDT8 out of the box - again we try on my littlre chainsaw 150TC : the same happens.

So: conclusion - my 2 chainsaws are not possible to read the max. rpm with the tacho's actually on the market - even STIHLS newest tacho cannot give an rpm reading.

HOW COMES - WHAT IS HAPPENING ???

Can anyone explain this to me, please.

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Just a guess but could the saws have a limited coil? The tach could be reading every other rev.

Did the dealer try the tach on any of his saws?
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Yes, the coils are going into rpm limiting.
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I'm guessing the saws are hitting the rev limited coils. Just my WAG too.   Richen aka fatten your saws up.

My 7900 365 did the same thing if they hit the rev limited coils on my EDT-5
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I do not thnik so - when you slowly rev the chainsaw then the rpm is getting higher and higher 8-9-10.000 rpm - the rpm off the saw get's higher (must be 12 to 13000 rpm the max. rpm) but once the meter get's to 10.000 +- the display of the tach gives suddenly between 5000 and 6000 rpm.

If there would be a limited coil, then it would certainly not get in action at 10.000 rpm as the max. rpm must be around 13000????

The Stihl dealer has no explanation. 

Very strange....though

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Have you tried using the lead (supplied with the tacho) and attaching different points near the high tension lead.
Limited coils often make rev counters play up soon as the coil shorts out (reaches rev limit).
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try clipping it onto the lead 1st, and get the counter away from the saw.
try other places close to the lead, like onto starter housing etc, the lead will pick up the pulse same as pointing the counter at the saw.

I still use an old 2 stroke / 4 stroke REVCO rev counter, works as good today as when I bought it back in the 90's.
I'm not saying they are the best, there are a few different ones on the market and they all work, I guess you get used to reading different saws a different way.

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No, I have thought about doing what you describe about using the lead ^but when I saw that I had the same result on my 2nd chainsaw I thought the tacho had a technical failure.

It is only when I saw the same bad result of the 2 other tacho's at my Stihl's dealer that I realised that my Techtach tt20K in fact was allright. In the meanwhile I sent it back - so at this moment I don't have any tacho at all......

I should have connected it with the lead before sending it back - my mistake...

Strange that the new Stihl tacho edt7 and 8 don't work either.

?????  ???  ???  ???

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Try to set the high speed in the wood as the load will keep it off of the limiter, that is how I adjust my 201t. If you do it this way be gentle with as you want the saw to do the cutting and kind of hold it out of the cut. Don't push on it.
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The cut off speed for your 150tc should be 12800 rpm. The service manual says that the ignition module limits the speed to approx. 12,800 rpm. Your 362 should be around 14,000 max high speed rpm. I could not verify that the 362 has a limited module. The one the I have worked one does not have that. But that does not mean that they are not out there.
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The regular 362 has a black unlimited coil. The 362Special has a blue coil at 13,500

This is in error
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