Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Bob Hedgecutter, Feb 10, 2020.
Washing off the air filter screen revealed the flocking is toasted.........
Remove the rest of the flocking, and put some scotchbrite pad over it, or if you want, cut it to fit the quarters, and hot glue in place, will filter fine.
My Farm boss has lived on the back of my truck since I got it, rain,snow, whatever. It's so faded the white and orange look the same. Still starts and runs like the day I got it. The only thing I don't like about it, with the 20" bar on it, it's just a little smaller than my 660 with a 25" bar.
My 039 is a big saw I’m not sure how it compares to a 660 but I’d say it’s very close!
I was truly surprised when I set my brand new 660 down and it only looked a wee bit bigger than the 290.
Yep- not a lot of real men know about such things- but when the missus buys a bag of those bags that go in that machine only they know how to run (vacuum cleaner) there is a sheet of filter material in there with them.
Now I am yet to meet the woman that actually changes those filters- sometimes her pet man will do it for her, but more often than not the filter sheets are binned when the bag is empty!
This is what I use in place of the scotchbrite and it seems to work and hold up near as well.
Size you numpty, not power!
Size of saws is measured in CC's not bulk (unless you are a nancy?)
So what your saying is that you know your way around a vacuum cleaner
See Tom, thats how you do it.
I do! Plus I can cook.... even bake.
My Mum trained us well. ...... but I am still yet to find the woman that changes the filters on their own cleaner!
hehe, good to hear, I can also sew, made up gun bags, tyre covers, awning for the 4wd, tool rolls, made a few swags, even made a teddy bear or two, some funny stories around those, but for another time.
Every man should have the skills and mind set to master any available tool to create useful things.
If you pay the airfare down, I'll buy dinner and beer, and introduce you to my wife. I'm not allowed to touch her vacuum. She changes the filters, puts on new drive belts and beater bars. If I could just get convince her to pull carbs for me?
Sounds like you got a good one! But can she butcher deer and fillet fish?
The one I have currently, was going to bin her vacuum and buy a new one- I replaced the filters and blew the motor cover out with compressed air- very suckymoto once again!
I wash the air filters with ether. Then let them air dry. If we don’t wash off that oil film it will clog up sooner.
Every used saw I purchase I buy a new airfilter, sparkplug, rim and drum.
Rest assured Bill, there are new air filters on order. I just don't have a Stihl agency at the backdoor and I have a job I have to spend a few hours a day at, plus have been volunteering for flood damage clean up given some interesting weather events over here in the past week or so.
In between times- I have only just started tearing this saw down and air filter is about as far as I have gotten.
Also remember my geographic position- not as many new old stock parts floating around for old saws in a country that has less than 5 million for a population.
So, had to opportunity to run and cut with this old tart yesterday.
Fired up quickly, smoked like a 1940's Marine in the Pacific, cut for about half a tank and as the smoke thinned- the power decreased to a point of drop the trigger from wot to idle and it dies.
Did not want to start again.
Had huge spark still, was getting fuel........ so that narrow the options.
Threw it in the back of the truck, grabbed the Jonsered and continued to cut.
Got it home, pulled the plug, gave it a smidge of mix oil through the plug hole, swilled it around, plug back in and she fired back up on the first pull. Might try a compression test on her to confirm- but looks like I get to pull her apart and at the very least re-ring it.
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