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Stihl 056 electronic ignition FIX!
« on: August 10, 2014, 09:06:55 pm »
Yes, the old Stihl 056 has known ignition problems!!! I purchased one last year and got a rope-a-dope from the guy I purchased it from. The saw would run well but only for about 5 -15 minutes at which time there was no longer spark getting to the plug.

There are two fundamental problems that cause the spark to fail. First the easy one is the stinking "Greenie" wire that many German manufacturers used. I don't know why it was rated so but this much is certain, the wire self destructs in a heated environment..... Mercedes (1997?) used this crappy wire in their engine compartment. Big bucks now to repair. Anyway, this wire is used for the shutoff switch. Once the insulation fails, there is a very high probability that wire will short to ground telling the ignition that it is to shut down.

The second problem is the ignition itself. I dissected this ignition and found the problem. It is caused by an internal capacitor failure. I have described this failure along with providing a fix shown the URL below. The fix has pictures showing exactly what needs to be done to correct the problem. It also explains what capacitor is needed for the fix.

My ONLY reason for this post is to try helping those who still own this saw. It can easily be fixed! So for those of you who have interest, visit the URL below. Good luck and enjoy!


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