(Most) chainsaws, this complaint comes with assembly error and the flywheel key is not properly seated in the slot. Disassemble and inspect, inspect OIL PUMP while flywheel is off.So I bought a 2165 that essentially just needed some assembly. I put the top end on among various things and now have it all put together and went to pull the cord and it pulls very hard. Very very hard - too hard to start. Take the spark plug out and it's fine. Also took the muffler off. I put a cap full of pure two-stroke oil in the spark plug hole and it made it way worse. I very well may have put too much gasket maker on the case when I put the cylinder on (gasket delete) but I don't see why that would do this. I also may have not cleaned the rings groves very well and it may even need new rings. Who knows. With the hours I have in this chainsaw, the only thing I have accomplished is the discovery of a new way to carry a chainsaw.
Thank you much
Yeah, this should be the first thing to do to shed some light on the problem, could just be the recoil starter is jamming up when a load is put of it. The crankcase sealant issue is a red herring, it would take a LOT of sealant to get into the crank and bearings and you would feel it with the plug out. Even a badly flooded engine isn't that much harder (if at all) to pull over. If it isn't the recoil, something in the rebuild process must have given it too much compression.have you tried removing the starter and spinning the flywheel by hand with the plug in?
could there be something I didn’t do right?
That is EXACT same symptom I had with flywheel not on key properly.Just went out and tried it. As you back the plug off it stays the same until the plug is nearly off and then it’s a little better. Pretty much stays the same until the last thread on the plug then it’s a little easier.
Its there to cushion the piston during break in And that picture is the main reason I encourage using printer paper and copper cote as a base gasket in place of silicone/rtv/gasket maker. The average person does not know a 1/8 bead of sealant will spread out when smashed down to 3/8 wide and still have squished out excess.A blast from the past.
Took 40 posts before this was found, and never heard from the OP about this again. Typical.
Understatement that got the thread moving...
i just tried to do this on my 038mag stihl. Cleaned everything up good, laid a bead of yamabond on the case and slapped the cylinder on there. Torqued the head bolts tight, then got a decent torque wrench and found out they were over torqued, so I brought them back down to factory specs. I let...www.arboristsite.com
Yeah, everybody on this Forum is a skilled and trained chainsaw mechanic. The mysteries of engines, especially 2-stroke engines, runs strong on this site full of experts....
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Why don’t you know which wire is the grounding wire and if you installed the grounding wire correctly? Maybe you should slow down and review an IPL and some images or diagrams of the parts. Go to the Beg for Manuals thread and get the documents for the saw.while you see I installed the "ground wire", don't know if it's even the right wire or done correctly so I don't really know if it works.
So the mounts on the base of the cylinder are cracked? How many? How bad are the cracks? Pictures?No clue what it means but the porter said "the ears were cracked on the cylinder so I don't want to port it".
While I suppose I may have been exaggerating a little. I do know it is the correct wire and I'm (pretty) sure I installed it correctly...I actually wasn't able to find any cracks although I didn't look very hard. He said it is probably fine just didn't want to port it.
YAY I got it to pull over last night. I took the cylinder and carb off and wiped all the oil off of everything and put it back on.. It pulled over fine - still hard but fine. Pulled it over a couple of times and the flywheel broke loose. Starting to hate myself for liking chainsaws haha.
What was happening is the saw pulled over extremely easily and was turning the flywheel (really fast) and not moving the piston. Is this a sheared key from pulling on it so hard? This gets into one of my many clueless ideas. Should I just tighten (as hard as I can by hand) the flywheel back on and call it good; or is that not good enough? Should I figure out how to take the flywheel off and check the key? Whatever you guys say
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