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#9347 05/09/08 11:20 AM
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Hey all

A few days back my dad gave me a stihl FS 56. I dont really know much about the brushcutter engines so is there any basic checks that i should do? also i cant find any information on the internet for this model, its as if it dosent exist! so if any one has basic info that would be great.

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If you post what problems you have I am sure that we will be able to help you.

As to parts list for the FS56 I will see if we can locate it for you and upload to the parts list and manuals area but this could take a week or more. cheers2


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Hey all

now that i have got the right hex pice for undoing my shipper snipper i have found something to why it may not have been working.

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as you can see there is a conection to the little black box at the bottom of the photo. there is no wire annywhere the goes to it. is it the earth wire or something else?

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jam2727 #9892 20/10/08 11:28 AM
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that little black box would be the ignition module.There should be a wire from it going to the ignition coil under the clutch cover.If the wire is broken or cut off you can use after market module(sig 01).these machines were made by shibura japan

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mowerman666 #9908 21/10/08 08:27 AM
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hey mowerman and thanks. if you look up the top of the photo there is a little silver box with a wire connected to it. it then connects to a wire. so i guess this is alreaddy done and i can try and start her up smile

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yeh i didnt notice that my eye sight sux .I would relocate the silver module so the wiring does not get damaged


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mowerman666 #9912 21/10/08 11:12 AM
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Forgot to mention all engines need compression,spark and fuel.If you have those it should go.just bee careful when testing for spark
you do not want afire.


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mowerman666 #9916 21/10/08 11:39 AM
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okay thanks heaps mowerman. where do you recomend that i relocate it?

also i must ask how do you actually check for spark?

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locate the module where the original was.Test spark by removing the spark plug ,insert plug in plug lead and ground spark plug thread on engine cylinder fins and pull starter quite hard.Watch plug gap for spark( make sure plug is good). NOW BE CAREFUL because fuel vapor in the cylinder can ignite put a rag over plug hole.Another common fault with these machines was a leaking cylinder gasket.To test this put soapy water around cylinder base and try to start if bubbles come from around cylinder gasket is leaking and needs to be replaced.Having said all that they were quite a reliable machine even if they were under powered


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jam2727,

It sounds like they have used a victa module on the stihl trimmer which is ok. Just follow what mowerman has said in regards to testing for spark and you should be ok. cheers2


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okay thanks Mowerman and Bruce. im sorry for still being a begginer at all this but what do you mean by 'ground spark plug thread on engine cylinder fins' sorry :P

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ahhhh sorry guys it just clicked in my head about 1 minute after i posted my last reply. i got it now makes total sense.

cheers

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never ever be sorry for being a beginner .we all have to start some place.you never stop learning its what makes life fun.knowledge should be shared not stuck in your head


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mowerman666 #9981 26/10/08 11:48 AM
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okay i wont ever ever again smile.
its all set now, but i have to ask a question about the fuel. i took fuel out of another whipper snipper thatw as the right mix and it was a purplish color. i put it in a used glass bottle (cleaned out) and now it has turned green. will it still be ok to use?

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