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Stihl 021

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by ConorFr, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. ConorFr

    ConorFr ArboristSite Lurker

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    Hi guys.

    To start off I am new to the forum so I apologise for any rookie mistakes ;)

    I have a sick Stihl 021 which needs a new connecting rod, I have found a genuine Stihl connecting rod for sale but I always thought you had to buy the whole crankshaft assembly.

    So I was wondering if someone could tell me how you can remove and replace the connecting rod on my Stihl as it would save me a lot of money :).

    Many thanks.
     
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    Saw Dr. Junk Collector

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    You need to know what you have first. There are two different cranks for the 021. One had a replaceable rod, and the other does not. If it is a newer saw, you will probably need a whole crank assy.
     
  3. ConorFr

    ConorFr ArboristSite Lurker

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    I have the serial number for the chainsaw but not the year as the sticker has come off. Is there anyway of finding out the year from the serial number or is there anyone on here who could possibly tell me?
     
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    Sprintcar Chainsaw Slut

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    One can buy 3 or 4 and maybe 5 021,023,025 saws for the price of a replacement crank and rod. Shop around before you spend your money.
     
  5. ConorFr

    ConorFr ArboristSite Lurker

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    Thanks for the advice. I have been looking at that option too but unfortunately I live in France and chainsaws can be expensive, even broken!!

    Would a 025 crank fit a 021, as I have a friend who has one?
     
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    Unlike Dolmar and Husqvarna where the first few digits indicate year of production and month or week, Stihl is just a serial number.

    I had to call Stihl to verify the manufacture year and month of my saw with the serial number.
     
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    dbittle ArboristSite Operative

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    Look on the muffler face

    On my 025, the year of manufacture is stamped in a small font on the face of the muffler.
     
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    ptjeep AboristSite Guru

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    Nope
     
  9. ConorFr

    ConorFr ArboristSite Lurker

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    Ok well thanks for your help guys.

    I guess I will ring Stihl and see if they can give me the year and go from there.
     

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