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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by landfakers, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. landfakers

    landfakers ArboristSite Lurker

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    Was helping a neighbor out, and he comes back with this saw that he says wouldn't start about 5 years ago so he drained the fuel and it sat on the shelf ever since. Im a husky guy, so this things a little foreign to me. Worth it to fix up? Not sure where to look for the serial number etc. I'm sure this little guy would make a great saw around the wood splitter if it ran, guess I just gotta dive in and see
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  2. jltrent

    jltrent ArboristSite Guru

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    That is an early 028 with the metal handle. If it has compression and fire a carb kit, fuel/impulse lines and maybe intake boot will make a runner out of it. Worse case also needs oil seals. I have had a couple just like that as they are good little saws a little heavy, but sure worth fixing.
     
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    Adam08ski ArboristSite Guru

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    Find yourself a plastic tank assy and even more worth fixing. I love an 038
    so a 028 is sure up there for bullet proof build..
     
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    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    nice saw. Did he give it to you or to get it running for him? Looks in overall good shape. the bar may be almost collectible because of saying west germany on it. Some parts are NLA from stihl for them.
     
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    He just gave it to me to have, he knows I tinker with small equipment and have a few cords to cut every year. I’ll be checking compression and giving it a good cleaning before I put any money into it.
     
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    You came out ahead for sure. That's a nice looking 028.
     
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    Brother in law bought a replacement carb and lines and his fired up after sitting for years. Not a bad saw.
     
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    I’m hoping that’s all it needs. I have fuel lines, a carb wouldn’t be bad if that’s all I have into it in the end
     
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    BTW that's a you suck
     
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  10. Big Red Oaks 4 me

    Big Red Oaks 4 me Fun with flying wood chips

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    I’m not a Stihl fan, either, but if they still made those dependable saws, I would be!
     
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    Go to the beg for manuals thread and ask for a IPL and repair manual. I got one there for my buddy's 028.
     
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    One thing to be aware of...from the looks of the handguard, it doesn't have a chain brake. It was an option on this model and the ones with the brake have two torx bolts visible where the handguard meets the saw body on the clutch side.

    Edit: It can be retrofitted but will probably require the old chainbrake assembly, which is getting harder to find.
     
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  13. HarleyT

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    It likely has points too.

    If a problem, just pop on a old coil from an 029/MS290, and snip the wire to the points.
     
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    Check the compression and if it’s good. Start on the carb/fuel/fire system. If that doesn’t get it going or it doesn’t run right after some minor tinkering, get it pressure tested at your local dealer or reputable shop. Always check the fuel lines and intake boot, that’s how a lot of them meet their demise.
     

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