|Stihl Cylinder Kits
|About Stihl Cylinder Kits:
Cylinder kits are often required when Stihl
equipment is diagnosed to have a damaged
cylinder. Most kits contain the cylinder,
piston, piston rings, piston pin and pin
retainer clips. The cylinder base gasket,
exhaust gasket, cylinder bolts and piston
needle bearing are usually not included and
must be purchased separately.
In some situations a full cylinder kit is not
required and the engine fault can be
corrected by replacing the piston rings,
piston, cylinder only, cylinder base gasket or
a combination of any of these.
Stihl cylinders are made from cast
magnesium that have been machined to close
tolerances with a chrome plated cylinder
bore for wear resistance. Stihl pistons are
made from closely machined aluminum.
Most Stihl cylinders are fastened in place
using Torx number 27 (T-27) head bolts,
and a long shaft #27 Torx wrench is required
to reach these bolts through the cylinder