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Stihl 05 AVE retire or rebuild?

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  1. Mr. Woodcock

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    Stihl 051 AVE retire or rebuild?

    I have an 051 ave i was my late grandpa's saw. It starts when it wants .runs great when not in wood( it bogs in wood no matter were carb is set alot like 041carb thread) I am thinking of a rebuild new P&S and a carb rebuild, or just save my money and get a new saw for the bigger wood and retire the 051. Just looking for opinions just got a ms260pro and love the new saws. Also how much can the 51 be modded? If I rebuild it I will want to do some extras to it.
     
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    BOTH!!!!

    BTW, welcome. You'll soon have CAD and understand our enthusiasm.
     
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    already have cad just dont have the funds to support my habbit plus the wife doesnt understand my sickness! cant realy justify both i am looking for honest thoughts on my choices
     
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    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    The best mod you can do to an 051 is to put an 075 Piston and Cylinder on it! Other than that.... leave it alone...
     
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    075 P&S is that the 58mm piston? kinda like my 041 super vs 041farmboss and are they still made by stihl i know the 051 kit is still made thanks to the ts510 concrete saw
     
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    Lakeside53 Stihl Wrenching

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    The 075, 076 and TS760 P&C fits.... Yes.. still made...
     
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    are the 75&76 P&C the same? Also i know on my 041 the case has studs for the cyl. does the 75/76 cyl need studs or does it use bolts?
     
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    75/76 are the same. It will need studs, a few minor mods here and there, and maybe enlargment/repostioning of the decomp hole (depends on model).

    Several threads on AS over the years from others that have done this.
     
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    Lakeside, roughly how much does a stihl 075 p&c cost new. North of 300? I imagine they are pricey.
     
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    Oem - Msrp - $330...
     
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    Woodcock, I've just done this. Very worthwhile, only mods I had to do was tap the M5 bolt holes out to M6 for the studs. The hole for the decomp was in the right position too, not saying they all are though
     
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    Just my 2 cents - But I'd get that saw running right before any mods - If you don't, you won't know if it's something you changed, or something from before.
     
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    my 051 doesnt have a decomp. valve(makes it real fun to start) will this be a problem in the swap?
     
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    Either drill the hole in the right place, or replace the part thar covers the top of the cylinder.
     
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    I have a good running 051, 89cc saw if it's running right it does the job quite well.
     

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