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Supposed to be Stihl 038 Super Need help to identify

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  1. Benny Boy

    Benny Boy New Member

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    I bought this used Stihl chainsaw. It has no tag so I am trying to identify it to buy some parts. I know the serial number doesn't do a lot of good (217301006) I emailed Stihl to see if they have a record of it. From the pics can you guys tell what make this is? Guy told me it was a 038 super, it does not currently run I have not done anything to it yet. It has a like new Rollomatic E 18" bar on it. 20180108_195253.jpg.jpg 20180108_195307.jpg.jpg 20180108_195320.jpg.jpg 20180108_195439.jpg.jpg 20180108_195447.jpg.jpg 20180108_195929.jpg.jpg 20180108_195936.jpg.jpg 20180108_195617.jpg.jpg
     
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    From the prefix 1119 it appears to be an 038. You might have to check the piston and cylinder to see if it's a Super or a Magnum, should have the size etched on the side of the cylinder I think on the starter side.
     
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    Great glad to hear it is, I will check the cylinder side, when I get chance to clean it up. I bought it to step up from a mini boss, so big step.
     
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    Duane(Pa) It's the chain...

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    Stihl 028. Vertical idle adjuster, metal air filter cover nut, plastic cover on oil pump...
     
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    Agreed... 028. 038's weren't made in VA.
     
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    I just said 038 because of the number stamped on the bottom of the engine, looked like 1119 to me which would be an 038. The narrow top cover looks like an 028 however. An 028 should have been stamped with a 1118 prefix.
     
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    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

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    028, 3 openings on top of starter cover, 038s have 4 openings.
     
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    Sounds like it might be a 028, will still check the side of cylinder size to verify. Thanks everyone for taking a look.
     
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    cus_deluxe Thats what she said.

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    5EC9F3FF-07E5-4A9F-BC1E-B0ACB42B7A13.jpeg Not maybe an 028, it is an 028. Here is a pic of an 038
     
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    You buy that on the Nashville Craigslist?
     
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    Looks like my 028 other than the rim drive where mine's a spur.
     
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    I agree that the numbers 1119 are for a 038 only, but everything else looks like an 028. I see a lot of 028 saws, but not many 038 models. I have one in the storm shelter that I will have to look at again . Tom
     
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    To me it looks like a 028 not 038
     
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    1119 clutch cover fits many saws. not a good reference. bore size is.
    038 - 48mm
    038s - 50
    038m - 52
    agreed on it bein 028
     
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    I just finished asking the same question somewhere else about a saw on CL. Might be the same saw. It was almost certainly an 028 for the exact same reasons listed here, and that saw also had an 1119 clutch cover. The part # on the brake flag, however, was 1118.

    If it’s the same saw as the one I was looking at, makes sense. If it’s coincidental that another saw needs to be identified, then I wonder if 028 and 038’s just use identical clutch covers, and the part # is 1119?

    Edit: What @rocketnorton said
     
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    af & cover are good easy check. 1119 of those only fit 038.
     
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    I did get it off Nashville C/L
     
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    Didn't know it was the clutch cover that was pictured, looked like the bottom of the crankcase near the sprocket.
     
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    I think it's settled, the saw is an 028. Here's a pic of my 038. Stihl 038-1.JPG
     
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    Still a great saw. Welcome to the forum—cool to have another Tennessean here!
     
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