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028 Basket Case - Help

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Bob95065, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Bob95065

    Bob95065 ArboristSite Guru

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    A friend told me he took his dad's 028WB to a hardware store thst is also a Stihl dealer and repair shop. The saw was stored for a long time and wouldn't start. They called him and told him parts weren't availible and they couldn't fix it. The saw he gave them in one peice was returned in a box completely disassembled.

    I dont understand why they had to take the clutch springs off and completely disassemble the recoil starter but they did. If they could remove a fastner they did it.

    Does anyone have an IPL and service manual for this saw? I have most of the bag of screws figured out but I want to be sure.

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  2. HarleyT

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    Looks like it is in decent shape. Put up a pic of the piston through the exhaust port. And the ignition parts.
     
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    Did they invoice you for the disassembly?
    If not that was nice of them to have cleaned it up for you.
    Maybe they used it as a demo in a chainsaw repair course and should reimburse you accordingly.
     
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    irhunter ArboristSite Operative

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    Step 1: find different dealer.
     
  5. Bob95065

    Bob95065 ArboristSite Guru

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    It isn't my saw.

    My friend was charged $40. They told him the Tillotson carb was no good and had to be replaced with a Walbro. Crazy talk. There was a list of parts to replace that they said are NLA.

    The piston isn't scored and the cylinder looks good. I pulled the cylinder off the crankcase. The piston has evidence of leaking rings from the dark stains below them. I'll re-ring it, new rubber everything (crank seals, fuel line and filter, impulse line, carb boot, etc.), base gasket, carb kit, air filter, etc. It will run like new.

    I hate to see a decent saw scrapped due to inexperience. This isn't the first time I've seen this from these guys too.
     
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