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- 5:56 AM
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- Aug 20, 2022
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- Temple, Tx
Dude, you need to chill out. I was simply asking a question as to the thought process as I personally dont see the point in replacing something just to replace it.
I could could give a chit less what you spend your money on be it moon rocks or hookers and blow.
I am chilled. What question were you asking? Your post had no question in it. It was a statement and opinion as why not fix a problem before it becomes a problem. The process for my thinking is, if there is a know issue with x part, and there is a fix/upgrade to prevent failure, then why not do it. You dont wait for your brake pads to wear down to the point of grinding grooves in the rotor disk before replacing them? Granted the new solenoid may not be a recall and a must fix part, but the older solenoids are a part stihl and the users of such product has found to be faulty and offered a better option than the previous parts. I didnt think it required an explanation as to why i want to fix something that is known to fail, just bc it hasnt failed yet. Like the saying goes “its better have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.” In the mil, and in my current career, as in many other jobs, its called preventative maintenance. Do the maint now to prevent failure in the future.
No it is not my intent to be confrontational. I asked for part number info to swap over to a manual set up. I did not ask for opinions why i should not or why i want to upgrade to a current part that fixes previously know parts that do fail.
The only sound advise i rcvd was from i think loony661 when he said sell the m-tronic and buy a manual carb unit. Which after getting a call from the guy going to do the build, he made the same statement. Im not going to sell my C, i’ll just buy a manual carb powerhead and send that to him to build a milling saw, and leave my C as a felling saw.
I am unsure which M series i have. With it being either a late 15, or early 16 production yr, and the C series came out in i think 13, i would guess to say its an M2 since the 4701A coil is installed and according to 2022 stihl ipc, the upgrade coil is a 4704. Correct, reset/cal procedures are different.