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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 12:36:17 pm »
Don't forget to let us all know what the solution is to this mystery!
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2014, 01:45:59 pm »
+1 on that. Would like to know what the dealer finds wrong too.

 Just so I can save it to the trouble shooting part of the noggin and here for other folks.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2014, 10:43:52 am »
ok just got the dreaded phone call, the pin was sheared on the flywheel and he hasn't opened it up but says when turning the engine it has rough spots.  He is saying that to open up and check out and possible bearing replacements I am looking at 200 and if the crank is bad could be more. 

Any thoughts?  He says he will sell me a Dolmar that has a 2 year warranty for $306.  I don't know anything about them, this just sucks because I have only had this MS 250 for a little over a year. 

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2014, 11:05:02 am »
I don''t believe I would let go of the MS250? If it was my MS250, I could put a whole new engine plus a new starter pulley in it for less cost than that to me. But I'm not a dealer.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2014, 11:24:45 am »
Well if I bought a new one I would definitely try to rebuild it myself.  I have rebuilt jeep engines before I guess I could take a swing at that.  Where is the best place for replacement parts.

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2014, 11:31:07 am »
It must be taken into account that many of the people that give chainsaw advice on the Internet work on their own chainsaws.

It is difficult to diagnose a problem over the Internet for we only have your input as to what the problem is.

Your MS 250 may have only a minor problem and yet, it could have major problems and only be worth a few exterior parts?

It is a big game that some chainsaw dealers play on chainsaw owners that bring in their pride and joy chainsaw with a problem. The end scenario is that your chainsaw is always not worth fixing and he'll sacrifice and sell you a new saw with a two year warranty for little more than what he'll charge to fix your old chainsaw.

This is a win win situation for you have a new saw that is covered for repairs for 2 years. The dealer has turned over some quick cash and he has your saw to refresh and resell when business gets slow.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2014, 11:36:04 am »
I would bet that the $308 for the new chainsaw is for you to give him your Stihl.

$308 outright is a pretty good price for a 421 but I'm thinking that is not what he had in mind for the saw generally goes out the door for $25 - $50 more than that?
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2014, 11:36:28 am »
I understand, I spend a lot of time on the jeep forums helping and getting advice.  I just need the chainsaw soon and with my real job not sure how fast I could pull apart and find out what was up. 

Kinda gun shy now with what I thought was the "best" in stihl saws and it didn't last barely one year.  I took care of it so wasn't like It screwed up that I know of.


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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2014, 11:42:30 am »
You need two saws anyway. One would be a spare for the other?
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2014, 11:45:37 am »
Wouldn't go unused for sure.

Do you know where I can get parts for the stihl? Do need to get them from a dealer or is there other sources?

 

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