Stihl Ignition Module


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Old 04-15-21, 05:31 PM
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Stihl Ignition Module

It is a good bet that I am going to need a new ignition module for my Stihl model MS290. Stihl dealer price is almost a hundred bucks. Big believer in OEM parts, especially ignition, but the price differences (from ten to 40 bucks for aftermarket prompts the question. Anybody have any good things to say about aftermarket ignition modules, specifically the 000-400-1300 of the many will fit ones that are out there?
 
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Old 04-16-21, 04:35 AM
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To me it depends on what you have and how much you rely on it. For a Stihl I would put OEM in it. It's not to say all aftermarket modules would be bad, but there are headaches with the ones that are. Simply trying one, then swapping it out takes time/expense and complicates a diagnosis of a problem. Often you wind up at the OEM as a fix anyway.
 
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Old 04-16-21, 09:39 AM
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Thanks Bob, I always say that I have never been unhappy buying the best, and this saw doesn't owe me anything. (trouble free for 10 years) I have the instructions for getting to it, and isolating it from the rest of the electronics on the saw to make sure this is it. When I need it, I need it, you know how it is!
 
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Old 04-16-21, 10:48 AM
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When I need it, I need it, you know how it is
That's about the way it works. I try to save a buck when I can but I've had it backfire on me.
 
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Old 04-16-21, 04:08 PM
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Well I guess I should buy a lottery ticket today. Went thru more tests, recleaned some contacts, tried some different grounding points, and it fired my test plug. Did the same thing with the spark plug. (it is original too) and it fired that too. Installed everything and away it went. Made a hundred bucks and saved $129.95 whoo hoo!
 
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Old 04-17-21, 03:38 PM
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This is why my one and only experience with Stihl will not be repeated.

You cant buy parts, other than basic items, from other suppliers, simple/cheap parts are way over priced.

Equipment is good but Ill pass!
 
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Old 04-17-21, 05:09 PM
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Yes, I discovered that I cannot make it another year with the original cutter chain. I shudder to think what a new one is going to cost lol
 
 

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