Stihl's four stroke weed trimmers come with a .1mm (.004") feeler gauge
that's cut down just right for model engines. Check with your local
dealer, since they may have some lying around that customers left behind.
That would take care of a gauge to check the "too loose" condition, but
you'd still need the other feeler to check the "too tight" condition.
Even if the Stihl dealer gave you the thick feeler for free, your cost
of aquisition (gas & time) would likely be significantly greater than
That's another perfectly good solution, if you already have a cheapie
set of automotive type, and it includes the thinner gauge (0.0015"). I
had one set that did, and another that didn't.
My offer is aimed at those folks disinclined to have feeler gauges
on-hand, and now need some for their four-stroke engines.
Buy one set on eBay and I'll ship two sets, up to 19 sets. No more
after eBay 'available' count goes to 20.
I'll lose even more money, but I don't need the little buggers. If
they don't sell then I'll have to bequeath them to my heirs.
In case any of you four-stroke users out there are wondering, this is a good
deal. I just finished using my set to adjust the clearances on my Magnum XL
For those of you that may remember the thread that included people ribbing
me about my messy workshop, you'll understand why I thought it was easier to
PayPal Doug two bucks and get a set of feeler gauges in the mail rather than
try to find the little Saito gauge I have somewhere in my work area....
Now that the price includes two sets of the gauges, I think it's a
no-brainer for two bucks.
And no, I'm not Doug's brother-in-law, cousin, nephew, etc.. Just a happy
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