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Can this be fixed?? Stihl 064

Colton T

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Upon looking into my loose muffler I found that one of the mounting bosses has been broken off of the cylinder. Some previous owner tried rigging it but was a matter of time before it loosened up again.

Can cylinder be welded or do I need to acquire another one? Anybody on here comfortable enough to fix?




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Wood Doctor

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Upon looking into my loose muffler I found that one of the mounting bosses has been broken off of the cylinder. Some previous owner tried rigging it but was a matter of time before it loosened up again.

Can cylinder be welded or do I need to acquire another one? Anybody on here comfortable enough to fix?




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That's a dang shame. I fear it is time for a new cylinder. An 064 is usually always worth fixing, even if it jerks your arm off while trying to start it. These saws are tough puppies.
 
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You pay round trip or drive up to Livonia Michigan and I'll Tig weld you a new boss and then you can drill and tap it using a gasket for a hole template. It'll be sweet. I run a little welding business and have fixed many things others have turned down. Recently a friend who has a Stihl repair shop called on me to sculpt about half a dozen cooling fins onto somebody's bashed up cylinder head..turned out great.
 

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You pay round trip or drive up to Livonia Michigan and I'll Tig weld you a new boss and then you can drill and tap it using a gasket for a hole template. It'll be sweet. I run a little welding business and have fixed many things others have turned down. Recently a friend who has a Stihl repair shop called on me to sculpt about half a dozen cooling fins onto somebody's bashed up cylinder head..turned out great.

I've seen guys like you rescue about a million dollars worth of equipment over the years. Kudos!
 

Colton T

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That's a dang shame. I fear it is time for a new cylinder. An 064 is usually always worth fixing, even if it jerks your arm off while trying to start it. These saws are tough puppies.

Agree! It’s one of my favorites. I’ve got nicer looking/newer saws but I keep grabbing this one for jobs around the house. Power to weight ratio is crazy.


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Colton T

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You pay round trip or drive up to Livonia Michigan and I'll Tig weld you a new boss and then you can drill and tap it using a gasket for a hole template. It'll be sweet. I run a little welding business and have fixed many things others have turned down. Recently a friend who has a Stihl repair shop called on me to sculpt about half a dozen cooling fins onto somebody's bashed up cylinder head..turned out great.

Afraid that would be an expensive trip either way! I’d be happy to pull the cylinder off and mail it though. While it’s off it would be great if someone could port it too!


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You pay round trip or drive up to Livonia Michigan and I'll Tig weld you a new boss and then you can drill and tap it using a gasket for a hole template. It'll be sweet. I run a little welding business and have fixed many things others have turned down. Recently a friend who has a Stihl repair shop called on me to sculpt about half a dozen cooling fins onto somebody's bashed up cylinder head..turned out great.

The perfect solution.
If it made of metal- odds are anything can be welded in some way or form- all depends how much you want to spend and who has the expertise to melt the metal together. ;)
I imagine round trip postage of just the cylinder will not break the bank.
If it were mine and someone out there made the offer- I would certainly be taking them up- mainly because I know if I tried I would melt more than needed and still not get the bit glued on that needed to be glued on! :rolleyes:
 

Colton T

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By round trip I ment pull the jug off and send it, power wash the crud off and pm me....if you lived close I'd weld it up without you needing to disassemble it. You choose the price, whatever makes it worthwhile for you to get that old classic running good again...

Excellent! I’ll PM you when disassembled.


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Marine-piper

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Hey Colton I had a similar problem with my C-72 and I had a local member do a fantastic repair. He drilled out existing helicoils tig welded both sides and milled flat. I placed a stack muffler in place and located the holes for drill and tapping.


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