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Stihl FS 80 Clutch Replacement


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10-29-11, 05:36 PM   #1  
Stihl FS 80 Clutch Replacement

I am new to this forum. This is my first posting. I did a search, and did not find anything pertaining to my question.

I have a Stihl FS 80 brushcutter which I purchased in 2004. It is the newer style of FS 80. My clutch has gone out and needs replacement. My Stihl dealer quoted me a repair job that costs more than a new unit. I don't mind working on my own equipment. I am wondering if there is anyone on the forum who is knowledgeable on clutch replacement that could provide some help. Thanks so much.

 
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10-30-11, 12:12 AM   #2  
It's not hard to replace, just remove the shaft, front engine shroud, and the clutch, but the replacement parts can be pricey. Check ebay for a good used one maybe? The clutch just unscrews from the shaft. Take the spark plug out and insert a length of rope into the spark plug hole with a bit hanging out to remove it. This will stop the engine from turning so you can loosen/tighten the clutch.


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11-01-11, 10:33 AM   #3  
Special Tools?

Thanks for the reply, Cheese. I was told by the shop that it will take special tools to remove some parts. I was a bit skeptical of that. To your knowledge, any special tools that I will require?

And, could you list for me which parts I will need to replace for this work? I am thinking, the clutch drum, and the clutch itself. Is that all?

 
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11-01-11, 04:00 PM   #4  
Dimps;
Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you the workshop manual for your FS80. Have a good one. Geo

 
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11-01-11, 04:24 PM   #5  
Ahhhhh

Georubb,

Thanks for the offer. I would do that, but I can't figure out how to do it. I am new here. Sorry, but help, please.

 
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11-02-11, 12:23 AM   #6  
No special tools required. To send a private message, click on his name and the option will appear.


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