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Stihl MS200t/201t - Spark test

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Does anyone have a suggestion as to why I can't see a spark on my stihl 200t and 201t chainsaws when I hold the thread of the spark plug against the engine casing and turn over the engine?

 

I was doing this on my 201t due to just having installed a new ignition coil and was puzzled when I couldn't see a spark - I then went and tried the same test on my 200t which runs fine and I still couldn't see a spark!? Both saws start and run, but I can't ever see a spark using the mentioned method!

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Kill switch engaged:011:

Pull the handle harder :w00t:

View the plug in a darker roomB|

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Thanks spud😀

Defo isn't either of the first two points but I'll try a darker room👍.... just puzzled me cus both saws run yet no visible spark when testing.... but like you say the room may have been too bright. Will luk👌

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A common tool ......Under £20.00 and will act as a stress tester too. Well worth getting if you work on small engines.373719377_ScreenShot2019-06-12at23_19_53.png.3640b7d17ad53799624b92a6a9091f2e.png  

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9 hours ago, Sawchip said:

A common tool ......Under £20.00 and will act as a stress tester too. Well worth getting if you work on small engines.373719377_ScreenShot2019-06-12at23_19_53.png.3640b7d17ad53799624b92a6a9091f2e.png  

Thanks sawchip, will have a look at that

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18 hours ago, lurkalot said:

I have noticed when you reach a certain age it becomes more difficult to see the spark. :)

Stick your tongue on it, that will let you know if you have a spark!!!

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5 minutes ago, spudulike said:

Stick your tongue on it, that will let you know if you have a spark!!!

Well, funny you should say that.  I was just watching this to get some ideas. :)

 

 

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That was worth a watch 😂

That guy should be dead by now....  staged or not.

 

 

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