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I've got a Stihl and have had it for almost 25 years continuous 100% service but it has been stored for the past 12 months with full tank and now won't start! Checked everything but no go, what could it be?

Going to air torque wrench run it for a few minutes if all else fails, hopefully that will clear what ever it is but any thoughts?

Almost certainly have to be the fuel filter or carb being gummed up from the 2 stroke mix thickening and setting.
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I reckon Johnny is on the money, I would be more tempted to clean out carbi/ pump and replace the fuel with new stuff, old two stroke tends to go off after a while, I also would not recommend running it up with an air wrench etc because you would be working the piston in the cylinder potentially without lubrication, never a good idea. hope this helps.
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I also would not recommend running it up with an air wrench etc because you would be working the piston in the cylinder potentially without lubrication, never a good idea. hope this helps.
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Other than for collecting firewood, a chainsaw for me is in the recovery gear category. Hopefully you won't need it.

Given that at some point something is better than nothing, I have a reciprocating saw with wood-cutting blades (similar tooth pattern to the bow saw in my shed) rated for cutting 19cm-diameter logs. It's a cordless unit I can run off Li-Ion batteries or from my ArkPak via Anderson plug (same battery/plug system as my air compressor etc, so I already have the infrastructure), and I'll probably put it in the Forry for the next major offroad/camping trip.

Does this seem like a silly or clever idea?
It's not going to be the same in terms of capability as a petrol chainsaw with 40+ cm bar, but it's smaller, lighter, involves no petrol/oil fumes in the car/trailer, and is arguably safer to use.
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^ yep, I carry a Ryobi One+ reciprocating saw and 12V charger on extended trips. Added benefit, unlike chainsaws, is that you can carry and use it in National Parks
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^ yep, I carry a Ryobi One+ reciprocating saw and 12V charger on extended trips.
Same as mine then.
I have a few batteries for the system and a charger, but I was uncomfortable with the disaster-recovery risk of having to wait for batteries to charge in order to run the saw or the air compressor, so I made a 3m hook-up with an Anderson plug on one end and a dummy battery on the other so if I need to I can run it directly off my 100 Ah AGM ArkPak (or any other 12V supply). All the tools I've tested so far run surprisingly well off 13V instead of 18V (not surprising, as the NiCd batteries they were designed for drop voltage as they go).
I'll do a write-up with photos of the adapter soon.

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Added benefit, unlike chainsaws, is that you can carry and use it in National Parks
I didn't think of that. The rules there seem inconsistent, but at least the reciprocating saw won't fall under those rules when they exist.
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^ ^ Good point, Kevin. Thanks.

May I point out that the "batteries" in a bow saw don't tend to run out ... . Unless I'm using it, of course ...
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I'll do a write-up with photos of the adapter soon.

Sounds good!
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May I point out that the "batteries" in a bow saw don't tend to run out
That's when you get a second hand makita 12volt one and convert it to run from an anderson plug. They do need the voltage and current regulated though, 13volts burns them out pretty quick i found that out the hard way with a hand drill.

EDIT: just realised this might be useless for a chainsaw because of the amount of cord you would need to make it useful

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