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Am I dumb or no? (Broken saw)

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  1. carroot1

    carroot1 ArboristSite Lurker

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    I purchased this stihl ms250c that was damaged from a tree. Hopefully I can get it fixed and make a profit!? All said and done I hope to be into this thing for under 100$[​IMG]

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    Dumped some gas down the carb and it runs.

    Let me know your thoughts!


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  2. Bob Hedgecutter

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    Dumb? No, never- if you learn from it.
    What is a used 250 worth on Ebay?
    Is under $100 including the purchase price?
    Are you intending to use Farmertec part to rebuild? OEM parts might command a higher sale price.
    Best thing to do would be go over it with a fine tooth comb as you pull it apart and see what all is actually busted up in there- might run now- but might not for much longer depending on what is busted.
    Make a shopping list of parts and price it up- then decide if it is worth the hassle for a small homeowner saw.
     
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    Like bob said, Stihl ms250C on ebay run about $200+ maybe $350. Depending on the repair cost, then is it worth flipping it or keeping it. My problem is after putting more $$ into it she turns out to be a good running keeper.

    https://www.huztl.net/ST-MS210-MS230-MS250-c2888.html
     
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    Where are you in the us? I have a ton of parts if you want oem. The handle with the primer bulb is different than the farmertec one. If the tanks are broken that is specific to ez start too.
     
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    Yes 100 including the purchase price. I plan to use an oem handle assembly. I found a good used deal on eBay. I plan to check everything and fix what is necessary but to my understanding it was a running saw up until the tree crushed the handle. It fired up and ran on some mix gas. Maybe a carb clean is all it needs...we’ll see!


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    Took the saw apart today and looked inside. The cylinder and piston look clean with no scuffing. I did notice the gas tank vent nipple broke off so I guess I will have to try to superglue or plastic weld it back on. Got a new handle assembly coming this week to hopefully get this girl back up and running.


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    Do you think it would be easier to drill that nipple out and use an echo style vent with fuel line in the hole?
     
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    I’m not sure how I would make that work since that line feeds into the primer bulb


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    Then it is not a vent
     
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    Is that the return for the primer? You could still drill it out the same and run fuel line into it.
     
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    They sell for $150 or so used in good condition around here. If you are going to resell it I would not do any iffie repairs , the handle assy has to be for an EZ start to work
     
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    If you decide to replace the tank they are specific to ez start also.
     
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    It actually is a vent. The hose runs to the primer bulb then to carb and then to the vent. It’s a weird design. Probably just going to glue it and weld it


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    I've seen several good running 250s around here for around $150 or less. If you're gonna glue parts together it won't exactly enhance the value of the saw...
     
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    Not trying to compare apples to oranges. Just trying to look at it from Harry Homeowners perspective. I can get a brand new MS 170 for $159, I don't think I'd go much more for a rebuilt, crushed saw, that's been patched up. Unless you plan on cleaning it up real nice and not going into the salvage part of it?
     
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    Saw an ad for a new MS250, they want $359 for a new one at Rural King...quite a bit of difference in price between that and a 170 but basically the same saw...
     
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    I think you guys are losing perspective on what actually needs fixing. The handle assembly is the ONLY thing stopping this saw from being worth $180-200. I sold an 025 a month ago with a rebuilt motor for 160. This one will be all OEM parts. The motor is in great shape and It ran before taking it apart... why would I tear it down when likely nothing needs replacing. The tank return nipple is solid it’s not glued it’s plastic “welded”. I was going to drill and tap in a barb but it’s not that crucial and unless the next owner has the same incident it won’t be a problem. I guess we’ll see. It’s a great saw and a lot more saw that a 170 or 180. Maybe I’m wrong.


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    There is a difference between coming on here to ask questions and coming on here to lecture us. Why did you start this thread, if you already had your mind made up?
     

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