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So I've got a stihl ms290 chainsaw that the spark.plug threads are stripped n I saw on this site 2buy a 14mm heli coil kit but there are 3dif types in 14mm size. There's 14mm×2.0, 14mm×1.5, and 14mm ×1.25. Which is proper kit for my stihl ms290 chainsaw

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According to Machinery's Handbook (24th ed pg 1650), there are four standard SAE spark plug threads, all metric: M18 x 1.5; M14 x 1.25; M12 x 1.25; and M10 x 1.0

Stihl OEM plug
Threaddiameter: 14mm
Threadreach: 9.5mm

Posted on Feb 14, 2019


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Where did you get the coil? How did you gap the coil? Reply below please.

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You may need to use a jumper wire between the threaded part of the plug and the cooling fins. You do not have to bend up the electrode.

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SOURCE: spark plugs are stripped

Yes, go to auto parts, and tell them you need a spark plug hole repair kit, very easy to install, just follow the directions.

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If you wan to try to repair the head you would be looking for a product called a helicoil.

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SOURCE: I have a Stihl MS290 and the threads on the

The plug thread is 14mm, check out E Bay for a 14mm heli coil kit, they come with instructions on how to use, practice on an old cylinder first if you have one.

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