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Author Topic: Sthil 038 super  (Read 204 times)

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Offline Jerryok1971

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Sthil 038 super
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:46:06 PM »
Hello all. I just bought a 038av super. Should I run 40 to1 mix in it? Also I was wondering if I could run a 24inch bar so it and what chain recommendations there are for the 24inch bar? Thanks
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Re: Sthil 038 super
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 04:09:03 PM »
Furl ratio: so long as you mix a quality oil/fuel at 40:1 or 50:1 I'm sure you'll be fine. Carb parts prefer non-ethanol fuel. 24" bar is max. Chain: stihl chain is best. Chisel tooth is faster.
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Re: Sthil 038 super
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 06:08:40 PM »
My 70cc stihl gets 50:1 and i prefer the 20" bar for what i cut. A short chat about this with your local dealer is good advice too
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Re: Sthil 038 super
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 06:13:37 AM »
Oh no the reincarnation of the great oil wars rears it's ugly head again    :-X

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Re: Sthil 038 super
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 03:01:20 PM »
Did some one say oil? It can pull a 24 inch bar but if its buried in wood its all it can do.
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Re: Sthil 038 super
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 08:54:47 PM »
What a super is like 68 cc more or less ? For a stocker 24" would be about the limit .I run a 20" on an 038 which is modified and up to 32" on an  038 Mag  which is more modified .On a stock mag which I also have 24" is about it .--It's not the size of the bar that counts,it's how you use it 8)

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Re: Sthil 038 super
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 05:23:31 PM »
Thanks guys for the info. I have an 18 inch bar on it now. Just bought a new chain Oregon 72lgx chisel chain. Really love the way this saw cuts.

 


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