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Chain cover removal for all model 180s is illustrated under “Mounting the Bar and Chain”
Stihl Product Instruction Manuals
http://www.stihlusa.com/stihl_ownersmanuals/MS170_180_Manual.pdf
It has an inboard clutch, this may help.

R² Drive Link Inboard Clutch by Drivelink.blogspot.com

The C-clips tend to fly when being removed. Please wear eye protection and exercise care. HTH
Lou

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7 Signs of a Bad Chainsaw Clutch
  1. Engine Stalling. When you`re looking to use a chainsaw, you definitely want it to work without any interruptions. …
  2. Clutch Slipping. …
  3. Not Cutting Correctly. …
  4. Vibration During Operation. …
  5. Stops During Operation. …
  6. Creating Loud Noises. …
  7. Runs Sporadically.
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Related Articles. Although the clutch shoes of a Stihl chainsaw should never be greased, the needle bearing that fits inside the chain sprocket, which is part of the clutch mechanism, may need occasional lubrication.
When heat damage occurs, the clutch will never disengage and the machine will start taking off by itself as soon as you start the engine. You can see heat damage inside the clutch drum, the metal turns from black to a blue color. The clutch must be replaced if it has heat damage and won`t disengage.
“Riding” the clutch is the most common reason for premature clutch failure. Even the slightest pressure on the pedal will partially disengage the clutch, causing the release bearing, pressure plate and flywheel to overheat.
This operation is crucial to the overall functioning of riding mowers, and thus PTO clutch repair may need to be immediately performed on riding mower models that have a failed clutch. Fortunately, you can fix your clutch irrespective of your experience with PTO clutch installation.

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How to start stihl ms 180 c – Stihl 16" Chainsaw Bar Chain Saw 018 025 Ms 180 250
ANSWER : Pull choke full on pump petrol 5 to10 times it should try to start take throtle of full to next button and try again

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Saw will start but dies when rev – Stihl 16" Chainsaw Bar Chain Saw 018 025 Ms 180 250
ANSWER : Check the pick up fuel line in the gas tank. If there is a fuel filter at the end of the line,remove and clean or replace. Use a small fexible wire to hook line and pull out thru gas tank opening.

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When motor is running I have no chain drive when trigger is pressed.
ANSWER : Check and see if clutch is working or chain is adjusted too tight.

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Ms 170 leaks bar chain oil out bottom, no oil on chain
ANSWER : Your clutch drum bearing has gone bad, letting the clutch drum to move around and cut into the oiler behind it, so now it just pumps the oil out that hole. You have to get that fixed to use the saw, otherwise you’re going to cause catastrophic damage to the saw very soon.

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I have a stihl ms 180, and looking at the carb there is a port on the top of it. What connect to it.
ANSWER : It connects to the black plastic intake housing that the filter mounts to. the port should point away from the engine when installed. please feel free to vote

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Starts up but in time it will not revup, it will drop off and will die
ANSWER : Check the air filter and if this does not solve the problem check the spark arrester screen in the muffler. Also check for a clogged fuel filter in the fuel tank.

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Need to replace gasline as the original failed on a sthyl 250 chainsaw
ANSWER : Try fin it here->link.

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How to replace oil pump in stihl 031 chainsaw ?
ANSWER : Remove the worm, sealing ring and washer, loosen the pan head screws on the oil pump and replace. Check if the gasket is re-usable.

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