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Offline brettl

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Stihl 181
« on: January 25, 2015, 11:40:20 pm »
I bought a little MS181 for my dad a few years ago. Over a period of months all the bar oil drained out through the oiler. Is this normal? Some of my big Stihls do this as well and not a big deal really. Inconvenient  though if a occasional-use homeowners saw has to be drained after each use.
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Re: Stihl 181
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 12:01:22 am »
The oiler system on the MS181 is made up just like on your 025/MS250 saws.

I would be looking at the rubber pick up line where it plugs into the oil tank or onto the press in oil pump?

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Re: Stihl 181
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 09:40:10 am »
The oil hose set up on the 171/181/211 is just a molded hose that fits into to the bottom
of the oil tank. On these series saws if they're allowed to sit and the hose dries out a little they
leak like you're experiencing. Saws used only a couple times a year, with very few hours seem to have it happen
more than higher hour saws. Replace the hose and you'll be fine, the replacement hose is a different
rubber compound than the original in your saw. I do 5+ of these a year Stihl is well aware of the issue

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Re: Stihl 181
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 03:39:31 am »
I'm having trouble with my MS181 - I got dropped and the handle snapped so I need some replacement bits  ::)

660magnum or any other kind soul - could you please send me the workshop manual and exploded diagrams if you have them?

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Re: Stihl 181
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 07:29:44 am »
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Re: Stihl 181
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 12:04:16 pm »
Thank you kindly :)

 

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