Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    325
    Location
    Upstate, NY
    Tractor
    Massey 1652, 1949 Farmall H

    Default DEAD Stihl 056

    Loved my Stihl 056 when it was working-- great running saw. But some time ago the ignition module crapped out and it now won't start. From what I've read, not highly unusual for that particular model.

    It is an old saw of course, but generally in very good condition. If I could even get the module, it seems to be + $200. I hate to just junk it but unless I can come up with a used module and have it installed, that seems to be the only option at this point.

    Anyone out there have a use for an 056 with a non-functioning ignition module-- for parts perhaps?

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    6,181
    Location
    central New York
    Tractor
    all makes and models

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    I liked mine as well, it was the first big power saw that I owned. Everyone said to buy small saws so you don't get tired as easily and I just wanted to fill my trailer. It cut my time cutting a trailer full by about four hours! We do have one in stock if you need it! You don't get to much for that kind of money. If the saw is in good condition otherwise you might want to fix it!

  3. #3
    Elite Member dex3361's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    3,568
    Location
    N. of Charleston WV
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400-1 HST,FEL, 3x3 remotes, TNT. BX1500 54 mmm

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    I had a 045AV and it was bad about backing the screws out of the ignition module and chewing the module into bits. Replaced it 2 times before selling it. I have not owned that cut as good as that saw would.
    Randall



    1Timothy Chapter 2:
    3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
    From: The HOLY BIBLE

  4. #4
    Veteran Member Treemonkey1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,894
    Location
    Renton, Washington
    Tractor
    Kubota L3750

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    My guess is that any saw of about that vintage the modules are about the same. If you shop ebay doing a search for Stihl ignition modules to see if they look about the same you might find one. I had an 056 and it was a fun saw to run
    1st Peter 1:6-9

  5. #5
    Bronze Member Ed L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    87
    Location
    Mi
    Tractor
    Deere 955 / NH 2120

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    Stihl used 2 different ignition modules on the 056, Bosch and SEM. The Bosch is the one that craps out....I don't think the SEM is a bolt in swap. Husky also used the Bosch ignition on 1 or 2 saws.

    Ed

  6. #6
    Veteran Member Treemonkey1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,894
    Location
    Renton, Washington
    Tractor
    Kubota L3750

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    Ed L do you know if those modules were used on other models then? 050AV or something similar? I looked at Ebay last night and saw lots of modules for various sizes of the Stihls. I was thinking if he saw one about the same shape it could be adapted in.
    1st Peter 1:6-9

  7. #7
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    325
    Location
    Upstate, NY
    Tractor
    Massey 1652, 1949 Farmall H

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    A few months back I found a local dealer who also had an old Stihl 056 that didn't run. He offered to swap out the module from his to get mine going. But in the end, he said the modules were not compatible.

    The shop it's at now has it stripped down and said that even if I were to spend the $$$ for the part (and they could find it) that it was pretty labor intensive to change. I had them just leave it apart and put everything in a box until I decide what to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Treemonkey1000 View Post
    Ed L do you know if those modules were used on other models then? 050AV or something similar? I looked at Ebay last night and saw lots of modules for various sizes of the Stihls. I was thinking if he saw one about the same shape it could be adapted in.

  8. #8
    Veteran Member Treemonkey1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,894
    Location
    Renton, Washington
    Tractor
    Kubota L3750

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    jymbee it sounds like what Ed L mentioned the Bosch verses the SEM module. Hang onto your saw I think if you keep putting it out there or go onto Arborsist.com and put a query on there. Labor intensive would be popping the flywheel if they haven't already. Sounds like a nice rainy day project to me. I still think a similar module would work. Others may pipe in and correct the errors of my logic.. No I don's speak Klingon.....
    1st Peter 1:6-9

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    7,969
    Location
    Shingle Springs California
    Tractor
    New Holland TC40D

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    Second that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Treemonkey1000 View Post
    go onto Arborsist.com and put a query on there. .
    RobertN in Shingle Springs Calif

  10. #10
    Bronze Member stihlman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    62
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    Tractor
    Kubota L3830 HST

    Default Re: DEAD Stihl 056

    From what I understand the 056 AV an 056 Supers had the Bosch system and the 056 MagII had SEM. I think that the SEM system can be used but it requires changing flywheels as well. I have read this on arborist site posted by some who have done it. The SEM system can still be purchase as I was used in cut off saws after the 056 went out of production. I have a 056 MagII, they are fun to run and have a big following in chainsaw nut land

    Steve
    Stihlman

    Kubota L3830 HST with LA723 loader
    ZD326P

    Stihl Chainsaws:
    MS660
    056 Mag II
    MS441R M-Tronic
    MS362R
    MS361
    MS261
    MS260
    MS211
    015 L
    HT 131

    Lots of other antique saws:
    Certified "gold level chainsaw nut"

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. ???? Stihl ????
    By Damifino in forum Chainsaws
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-14-2010, 03:25 PM
  2. Stihl FS-81
    By Will_C in forum General Lawn & Garden
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-01-2009, 04:03 PM
  3. I think she is dead
    By Limecuda in forum Kioti Owning/Operating
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 06-12-2008, 12:19 AM
  4. Stihl ms180c
    By soarkrebel in forum General Lawn & Garden
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-31-2005, 03:59 PM
  5. It's dead here!!!!
    By banjobj in forum New Holland Buying/Pricing
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-02-2001, 11:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.