Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by chainsaw guy666, Aug 27, 2019.
anybody wana chat about these big stihl 041 saws just picked one up drop me a mesege
Wrong forum sir.
@pioneerguy600 can you help out.
Done, moved to Chainsaw.
u like those old stihl 041s
You the man!
Tanks, which can be good or bad depending lol.
I'd rather have a more modern saw myself, a 372 or a 7900/7910, but beggars can't be choosers .
They will still cut wood though, so that's a good thing.
i check the spark is good might have to clean the carb or buy a new one
The 041 is an old design with its horizontal cylinder and its intake /exhaust ports on the same side of the cylinder. They are reliable old heavy slow saws that have and will cut wood but the more modern upright cylinder saws are much better for every day work. The AV is so much better on the more modern saws that the poor old 041`s are just dinosaurs these days.
041 super is the only version worth messing with. Fun vintage muscle saws, but the ignition systems are an issue. Intake design is prone to leaking as well.
I have a non AV one. I'll get it out eventually once I get a few more parts... With no AV it's hard to justify spending money on it but it'll be cool to run here and there. Not for very long though. Surprisingly large amount of parts for them available. Lots of them used but can find some new pieces here and there. Good luck finding a super jug and piston. Next to impossible to find.
I've rebuilt about 4 of the supers and I have one more I'll eventually get to for myself. I have almost all NOS covers and what not for it, a full wrap, and I plan to port it. Hopefully it turns out the way I want it to. Parts are all over ebay. Must have been popular for its time.
mine has heavy compression hard time pulling it over 3 pulls an my arm is done for the day
Put a longer rope in it. This will increase the mechanical advantage making it easier to pull.
Speaking of the 041 with compression, I payed $65 for this saw back in 1989. I got it used from a dealer.Dealer said it did not have any power and took it in on a trade.So I got hold of it.The saw was used on a sawmill for years. I pulled the cylinder and all looked good. No scoring everything looked great until I looked at the exhaust port. From the looks of it he used 30 weight for motor oil. Anyway the exhaust port was 80% closed with oil soot or carbon.Well after a good cleaning and some mild porting it now runs great.The only problem is the weight. I'm not 16 anymore. It has the best sounding idle.
When all else fails.
As a child I never was cold when Father went to the woods with A horse and the 041.
You have the 041 sit in a snow bank for like a half hour while moving brush from tops and never have to choke it, now it's like a 2 minute pow-wow to start a saw you shut off a minute ago.
When I'm done screwing around with new fangled gadgets. 041 riding shotgun on a 52 DC Case.
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