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SOLD!!!! Stihl 038 magnum $325 shipped

Discussion in 'Chainsaws' started by Big_Wood, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Big_Wood

    Big_Wood westcoast dweller

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    Up for sale is a Stihl 038 magnum completely gone through. Exhaust port cleaned, replaced tank handle, and replaced a few soft AV mounts. Saw has a full wrap handle and factory dual port muffler. In good shape. Runs and oils as it should. Would like to clear $350 PHO on the saw so figure $410 shipped should cover it. I can do a compression test later on if a guy wants to see what it's got.

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  2. Derf

    Derf Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I just shipped a 15lb saw from NY to MS via UPS ground and it cost me $25 and change. Why do you think it will cost $60 for shipping?

    Nice saw, GLWS.
     
  3. Heffalump

    Heffalump Y'all Mofo's Need Jesus

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    Beautiful saw.

    Couple of questions:
    1. Where was this saw made?
    2. Compression reading?
    3. Someone scraped the carbon out of the exhaust port with a flat screwdriver (by the look of the pictures, anyway.) Was the jug off the saw at the time? Or perhaps the better question is, what precautions were taken not to introduce any of that carbon into the cylinder or crankcase?
    4. Pictures of the rings?
    5. Pictures of the intake side of the piston?
     
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    bplust Addicted to ArboristSite

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    He's in a place called "Canada". Allegedly, that's a country and people actually live there.

    Just kidding Shane, nice looking saw.
     
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    Derf Addicted to ArboristSite

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    Oh, my bad, I guess I forgot that not everyone is American with nicknames like "west coast".
     
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    Tl;dr. What's goin on in here?
     
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    Big_Wood westcoast dweller

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    i can get pictures on thursday. gonna be in the city all day tomorrow. the flat screw driver is what i use to get the chunkies out. i use mercury powertune after. it's fine but i will get pics to prove it. i suck the carbon out with a vacuum as i scrape it off. and then the powertune rinses what's in the corners away. been doing it that way forever. it's just the best way to do it other then removing the jug completely.
     
  8. Big_Wood

    Big_Wood westcoast dweller

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    thankyou for the rear handle bud. i owe ya one!
     
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    cgraham1 I feel old

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    Did someone say Dolmar?
     
  10. Jon1212

    Jon1212 Riff Raff Fart Knocker from other Forum's.

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    It isn't a big saw, but it pushes almost 200psi at 4700 feet in elevation.
     
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  11. Moparmyway

    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    Wouldnt a better way be having no carbon to scrape ??
     
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    Great fella to deal with! All the best Shane!

    Those dolmars keep showing up some how??
     
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    Big_Wood westcoast dweller

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    You darn right. Unfortunately this one was carboned up by the previous owner. It was either scrape it or leave it.. No carbon is also not realistic.


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    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    Having to scrape carbon chunkies is easily avoided but good to know that it didnt get there from you running it.
     
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    Big_Wood westcoast dweller

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    LOL what are you saying man? So how is it easily avoided? Tune the saw fat and let'er smoke and wash it all out? That's not how I roll. An improperly tuned saw is an unusable saw. I'm interested to know your secret to preventing carbon though.


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    Just a little history on the saw too. I've had it for a long time. What happened was back before I joined AS the rear handle got smashed off. I had no idea where I was gonna get parts for it so stashed it in our storage and forgot about it. The wife and I were up there a month ago and the 038 surfaced. Only reason it ended up in storage was cause I was not a member of AS yet and couldn't find a good 038 tank locally. I ran it a bit in the past on Stihl ultra.


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  17. Moparmyway

    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    I dont have excess smoke, most of my stuff has a light layer of carbon on the piston top, with wash marks by the transferrs, and no carbon snackies in the exhaust. I also run good fuel and good oil ..................... easy peasy !!

    The few saws I have that run on the rich side are work saws, and they dont have hardly any carbon on the piston tops, and super clear exhaust ports. They aint smokers eithor ............... here is one with a nice work tune. (Which is by some peoples standards (not mine) excessively rich

     
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    Big_Wood westcoast dweller

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    Judging by the saws you run and your username we ain't never gonna agree on anything anyways LOL


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    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    :laugh:
     
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    redfin Fish & Chips!!!

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    I was alerted to a Dolmar oil thread in here. Wuts shakin?
     

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