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Wondering if anyone here had ever rebuilt chainsaw motor. I have stihl that seems to have broken crank or out put shaft end .Eiother way same shyt.

Looks to be pretty simple deal but looks can be decieving. Done it? PIA? Not big deal?




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Place outside Pittsboro does it--Gum Springs I think
 
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Go to Jack's Small Engines and see if the parts you may need are available, and if it makes sense to repair vs. replace.

Great source for all small power equipment parts.
Good luck.
www.jackssmallengines.com


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Upon further review, all Stihl parts are listed as aftermarket, not saying that's good or bad, but it took a deeper search to get to those listings....

Try this: https://www.jackssmallengines.com/manufacturer/stihl


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Can it be done, sure it can, but is it worth it? You can build a complete Stihl chainsaw with import parts, some are sold in kit form. What model saw is it? If it's not a 50+cc saw it's probably not worth it.
 
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Can it be done, sure it can, but is it worth it? You can build a complete Stihl chainsaw with import parts, some are sold in kit form. What model saw is it? If it's not a 50+cc saw it's probably not worth it.


Agree. Get a new one. I had a stihl weed trimmer last me 22 years. The replacement was $300. If the new one lasts 20 years, it's $15 a year.
 
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depends on which saw, but there are quite a few parts available for some of them. You can get big bore kits and such for some. Do some digging and I bet you can find it.

cost, if you know you have to put a crank in it, pull the jug off and inspect the bore. If it's beat up or scratched up, figure on replacing that too.

most of em ain't bad to work on, just a typical 2 stroke, and with that make SURE everything is sealed up tight. Crankcase leaks are primary compression leaks, and can/will burn the engine up. At the very least can cause poor running. Biggest hurdle I have with working on saws is that nobody wants to pay and the parts are all really small and my fingers and especially aging eyeballs don't play well with small stuff like that. 4 stroke weed eaters are the worst in my opinion as far as working on em. No big deal just tiny parts that my hands don't fit.
 
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On yellow bullet there was a guy hot roding a Stihl saw.
Check it out. Also a guy building a knock off from China.

Also completely unrelated, is your brother Brad McBride?
His VW is pretty cool! I watched some YT videos recently.
That's an odd looking engine.
Best of luck in 10.5!



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Now see that is what I do not need. Away to hop it up. LOL

So new bigger higher compression pistons more cam port head bigger valves. Guessing that wil; surpase the 500 bucks saw cost. LOL

Going to tear into it next week and see what parts cost. I know it can be done just wondering how much PIA. Is simple to unbolt and install new then tq and assemble rest of it and go cut wood. It looks like 100 bucks worth pf parts if what I think it needs. If so that's 400 or so of racey car parts I can buy.




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If it is a old school Stihl 034 or 036 rebuild it no matter, cause they are way better saws than what you can buy today.

I ran Huskys myself, but those 034 and 036 Stihl's were some of the best saws that were ever made by any brand.
 
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Stihl consumer grade stuff sucks now. I bought a new Stihl, sting trimmer because I wanted one that would last the rest of my life and I really don't use one that often. I can not start this thing to save my life. I've only been able to start it twice. They run these new engines too lean I think is part of it. It has just sat on the hook.



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Will say my chain saw cranks most times on first or second pull of the first cranking of nthe day. The first time out for the day take 5 or 6 plus the good for the day. Not 034 or 36. It is newer lighter same and has done a good job past 3 or 4 years. If too costly to rebuild will buy another stihl.

I do have an older Makita that is 20" bar and a noss. Only issue is it has a rubbing issue and rubs left side of the chain and makes saw cut sideways. Need to fix it too. 800 new got used for 200 aND DAMN GOOD SAW.




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Originally posted by CURTIS REED:
Stihl consumer grade stuff sucks now. I bought a new Stihl, sting trimmer because I wanted one that would last the rest of my life and I really don't use one that often. I can not start this thing to save my life. I've only been able to start it twice. They run these new engines too lean I think is part of it. It has just sat on the hook.


Curtis,
It sounds like you might be using Stihl oil. That is a pretty common problem if that is the case. The Stihl oil is not a good choice for the casual homeowner, it is excellent oil for the person who runs their equipment at full throttle for extended periods of time.

I have to agree that most of their new stuff is not anywhere near the sane quality that it was in the past.
 
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Originally posted by CURTIS REED:
Stihl consumer grade stuff sucks now. I bought a new Stihl, sting trimmer because I wanted one that would last the rest of my life and I really don't use one that often. I can not start this thing to save my life. I've only been able to start it twice. They run these new engines too lean I think is part of it. It has just sat on the hook.


Curtis,
It sounds like you might be using Stihl oil. That is a pretty common problem if that is the case. The Stihl oil is not a good choice for the casual homeowner, it is excellent oil for the person who runs their equipment at full throttle for extended periods of time.

I have to agree that most of their new stuff is not anywhere near the sane quality that it was in the past.


So thats what I did wrong should have had stihl oil. LOL I was at full throttle for while cutting the trunk that was too big for this saw. Got to love free firewood wood Or should I say free trees cut in 10' . Never have gotten anything free that did not cost me in long run.




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Originally posted by Joe Burkleo:
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Originally posted by CURTIS REED:
Stihl consumer grade stuff sucks now. I bought a new Stihl, sting trimmer because I wanted one that would last the rest of my life and I really don't use one that often. I can not start this thing to save my life. I've only been able to start it twice. They run these new engines too lean I think is part of it. It has just sat on the hook.


Curtis,
It sounds like you might be using Stihl oil. That is a pretty common problem if that is the case. The Stihl oil is not a good choice for the casual homeowner, it is excellent oil for the person who runs their equipment at full throttle for extended periods of time.

I have to agree that most of their new stuff is not anywhere near the sane quality that it was in the past.


Joe, I'm not. I run Husqvarna pre-mixed fuel that I also run in my Husqvarna chain saw. Zero problems in 4-5 years of use on the chain saw.



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