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Author Topic: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?  (Read 527 times)

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Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« on: May 21, 2021, 10:44:49 PM »
Are there any companies out there or a guy with a 3D printer that do or can make the old style Stihl gas and bar oil caps?

I absolutely hate these new ones and I would love to go back to the older style. 

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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 12:04:09 AM »
I don't think the tanks have a regular thread that would take a normal screw in cap. They are more like a 1/2 turn to get under some tabs then lock in place. 
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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 02:04:04 PM »
Does anyone know of any kind of adapter to be able to run the old style caps. Itís at least something to think about 🤔
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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 05:34:09 PM »
you Donít like having oiled knees? 

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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2021, 02:09:44 AM »
Those caps have been more peopleís complaint about Stihl than almost anything else (that I can think) 😶

Theyíve been a bane for more people than I can recall. Thatís probably why Iíll never get an M-tronic saw from those folks, even though Iíve been really tempted to do so. 

I understood one of the reasons that it was done (for commercial hand cutter for speed) but ďIĒ never heard of anyone complaining about the speed aspect. If Stihl just wanted to be different (which they are good at being so) they already were as far as the external thread for the caps that they used.
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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2021, 03:54:00 AM »
Those caps have been more peopleís complaint about Stihl than almost anything else (that I can think) 😶

Theyíve been a bane for more people than I can recall. Thatís probably why Iíll never get an M-tronic saw from those folks, even though Iíve been really tempted to do so.

I understood one of the reasons that it was done (for commercial hand cutter for speed) but ďIĒ never heard of anyone complaining about the speed aspect. If Stihl just wanted to be different (which they are good at being so) they already were as far as the external thread for the caps that they used.
Iíve mastered them now and have no troubles, still over engineered imo, more stuff to break. 

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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2021, 07:11:37 AM »
The Buna-N o-rings harden up .You can buy a bag full of o-rings for the price of a new cap .I've got several bags but without looking forgot the exact size .Saying that obviously everybody has access to the internet and remember "Google " is your friend .

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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2021, 07:33:57 PM »
Really, after you get used to the flippys there not bad. Keep clean and don't fill quite full!
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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2021, 09:53:54 AM »
Just for general information those o-rings really cost a lot, you'd have to take out a second mortgage to pay for them ,sarcasm intended . ;)
Now as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story .McMaster -Carr metric o-ring 25x 3.5, A bag of 25 $5.92 .E-bay 5 for around 6 bucks plus 3 to ship .Under Stihl o-ring about 6 bucks pop .Google ,I'm telling you can find anything . 8)

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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2021, 10:33:17 AM »
When I first got my 261 last year I didn't care for the flip caps. We always have a air tank in the saw trailer and always blew off the saw's before refilling oil and gas any way. After I got in the habit of leaving the level of oil and fuel down a little when filling the flip caps have been alright. We'll see how long they last. 

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Re: Old Style Stihl Bar Oil and Gas Caps?
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2021, 02:28:42 PM »
As I've mentioned previously (going apparently against the flow of opinion here somewhat) I do like the caps but I seem to be in the minority, for some reason..
After having two Stihls with them and a few other Stihls with the older style threaded caps, I really confess in all honestly that I much prefer the convenience of the flip versions! 
I am concerned though.. that I must be doing something wrong! 


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