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STIHL 051 AVL electronic, any good?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by tatra805, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. tatra805

    tatra805 ArboristSite Operative

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    Have the chance to buy one for cheap. Looks dirty but says it still runs

    Anything positive - negative about these?

    Would it be any good for a small mill? specs say 89cc

    Would it be good as a sporadic used big brother for the 361?

    Parts? available?
    Upgrades?


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    what's cheap?
    cons:
    heavy
    slow
    thirsty
    big vibes
    loud
    filter not great

    pros:
    very torquey for 89cc (long stroke)
    parts easy to get (still made in brazil, PH is TS510, just stopped production)
    very well made

    In short, I'd get it. IMO, as a non-pro user, those pros outway the cons. Also, you can bolt a 58mm barrel making it 111cc (assuming it's a later one). That's pretty much the only upgrade. Very well suited to milling I'd say, just don't over do it at 89cc.
     
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    tatra805 ArboristSite Operative

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    what's cheap?

    he's asking 30$... think i can get it 5 down dough....
    :clap: :clap:


    BTW, cant find it right away googling but whats the thing with the AVL electronic? AV= antivibe, electronic is the ignition but the L = ?
     
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    Thats cheap.
     
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    holy :censored: THAT is cheap. Jump on it! Wish I could get one that cheap...
    Where does it say L? Book, filter cover? If it's on the filter cover, it must've rubbed off, if it's in the book, I'm clueless. As far as I know there was 051AV, 051AVE (electronic) and 051AVEQ (electronic quickstop)
     
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    AVL, dont know but thats what i read. cant find anything immediately. does not look as if it wore out.


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    to me its L , look at the L from Stihl, exactly the same typo
     
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    wtf, that's the wierdest 051 I've seen... Seen quite a few recently and never seen one with that air filter cover, let a lone the L (yeah it looks like a non-worn L). Can you post some more photos? It looks like it has a different set up on top, must be a rare version or something. Certainly never heard of an L, but I'm sure someone more experienced will pipe up...
     
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    L= limbing? Is it a top handle???????LOL
     
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    ok, this is the only picture i have (you see the price relation?)


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    looking at it and comparing with the 051 pictures posted here in other threads i see:

    - less ventilation openings at the starter cover

    - a hole in the oil tank (? ) casting :( or worse ???? :( :(


    Opinions?
     
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    hmm, well if it runs and oils well I'd still say it's worth $30, especially 5...
    It must have a larger air filter than normal, cf
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    this is the normal style (early - cast numbers)


    the start housing look very early (the bit with the hole), the exhuast guard is early type, but it has an al name tag which implies later...

    I'd say it's a pretty early 051AV (maybe even 050, anyone tell the difference?) with an special/custom airfilter. I'd go for it...
     
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    I've never seen the cast 051 cover only the aluminum tag, so its a later 051, plus its electronic. The L is strange.
    What the L is it.
    Buy it and show us the air cleaner.
    Rob
     
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    must be an eastern european thing - pretty sure you don't get them in uk, and most photos i see are in usa so i don't think they were available there either...
     
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    It would surprise me that eastern european specs did exist that time ( build in microphone maybe ?, L for Listening to you red guys), googling i found 041 AVL, 050 AVL but no explanation what it means.

    1 guy mentioned the AVL being newer than the AV but no reasons why
    The 050 AVL had also the casted lettering.

    Tune in specialists and give us a clue!
     
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    this is interesting, I'd love to know more info! Anyone know? Never heard of any L designation...
     
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    A friend who was a Strihl tech in the 80s remembers 051AVQL, but not what it means.
    Air cleaner cover off a cutoff saw?
     
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    For those interested, 050 AVL pics

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    nice one, where's that saw (country)?
     
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    Forget the cutoff link,. There would be no Q linked to it.
     
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    from another forum
    I had a feeling this would be the case...
    I wonder how available the improved filter elements are. I assume it'd be easy to fit a regular filter and cover though.
     
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    Meaning of Q in 051 AVEQ

    I found a mention of the AVEQ in an old Stihl brochure from the 70's that I have and it means "Quickstop chain brake system".

    giljack (two 051's, one MS 260 and one 011, all Stihls)
     

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