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How To Tune Up Your STIHL MS 170 180 Chainsaw With HIPA All-In-One Carburetor Kit

by Hipa Store 23 Mar 2023 1 comment

A chainsaw is a versatile tool that can be used for a wide range of tasks, from cutting firewood to trimming trees. However, like any piece of equipment, a chainsaw requires regular maintenance in order to perform at its best.

One important aspect of chainsaw maintenance is tuning up the engine, which can improve performance, fuel efficiency, and reliability.

In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide for tuning up a Stihl MS 170 chainsaw using the HIPA All-in-one kit.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Equipment

Before beginning the tune-up process, it's important to gather all the necessary tools and equipment. For this project, you will need the following:

1.Stihl MS 170 chainsaw
2.HIPA All-in-one carburetor kit for Stihl MS 170
3.Flathead Screwdriver
4.Phillips Screwdriver
5.8mm Socket
6.Spark Plug Wrench
7.A Pair of Cut-resistance Gloves

Step 2: Take Off the Chain and Bar

The first thing you need to do is take off the blade, so it is not flopping around. You just simply take the cover off with a little flip up lever.

Then you can just loosen up the chain with the adjuster and take it off.

Step 3: Check the Air Filter

The next step in the tune-up process is to check the air filter. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow to the engine, which can lead to decreased performance and increased fuel consumption. To check the air filter, follow these steps:

1.Remove the air filter top cover. Flip the lever behind the cover down, put the choke all the way down. And now you can take off the top cover.

2.Remove the air filter from the chainsaw.

3.Inspect the air filter for dirt, debris, or damage.

4.If the air filter is dirty or damaged, replace it with the one provided in the HIPA All-in-one kit when you put it back on the chainsaw.

Step 4: Replace the Spark Plug

A worn or dirty spark plug can cause the engine to misfire or run poorly. To replace the spark plug, follow these steps:

1.Locate the spark plug, which is typically located on the side of the engine.

2.Use a spark plug wrench to remove the old spark plug.
3.Inspect the spark plug for signs of wear, such as worn electrodes or excessive carbon buildup.
If the spark plug is worn or dirty, replace it with the new spark plug provided in the HIPA All-in-one kit.
4.Tighten the new spark plug using the spark plug wrench.

Step 5: Replace the Fuel Filter

The third step in the tune-up process is to replace the fuel filter. Over time, the fuel filter can become clogged with debris, which can restrict fuel flow and decrease performance. To replace the fuel filter, follow these steps:

1.Locate the fuel filter, which is typically located inside the fuel tank.

2.Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the fuel tank cap.

3.Use a pair of pliers to remove the fuel filter from the fuel line.

4.Install the new fuel filter from the HIPA All-in-one kit onto the fuel line.

5.Reinstall the fuel tank cap.

Step 5: Replace the Carburetor

The carburetor is responsible for mixing air and fuel in the engine. Over time, the carburetor can become dirty or clogged, which can lead to poor performance and increased fuel consumption. To clean and adjust the carburetor, follow these steps:

Take off the air filter house to locate the carburetor with the 8mm socket, which is typically located on the side of the engine.

Push your throttle linkage back and then pull that lever out.

Next, pull the choke lever up and move it out.

Once you get the lever out of the way, you can flip up your choke lever our of the little recess.

And then you can pull your carburetor off and replace the new one in the Hipa All-In-One kit.

The final step in the tune-up process is to put the air filter housing, bar and chain back on.

With these steps, you should be able to successfully tune up your Stihl MS 170 chainsaw using the HIPA All-in-one kit. Remember to always wear gloves when working with power tools, and to refer to the owner's manual for any specific steps or precautions. Regular maintenance and tune-ups can help keep your chainsaw running smoothly and safely for years to come.

Blog Recommendation

1.Here is another blog for STIHL FS 90R trimmer tune-up:

How To Tune Up STIHL FS 90R Trimmer or Weedeater With Hipa All-In-One Kit

2.Actually, there are some Carburetors Needs to Be Adjusted, here is a step-by-step guide:

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About All-In-One Carburetor Kit for MS170 MS180

*There are two versions of the kit: one with a vent tube and one without. You can find the right carb by MPN. And choose the one you need.

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1 comment

03 Feb 2024 dave
I don’t seem to be sure which kit I need for my MS 180. Any more clues on how I can be sure … On mine,I don’t see the big rubber tube, 4th item from the left on the bottom picture above, ….

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