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« on: July 18, 2020, 07:55:21 PM »
Hey guys. Iím new here. Hoping to learn a lot along the way. Grew up using my dads 026 which is still around, so Iíve always had a love for Stihl. Iíve been around mechanics all my life and have some blood sweat and tears under my belt with old cars and Duramax trucks. Few months ago I wanted a little saw so I got myself my first saw, an MS170 just for something to have. Didnít like the 16Ē bar so I got a 14Ē for it.

I then found a junk 026 online for under $100 and picked it up. Turns out, itís been gutted of a ton of parts and needs everything. So thatís my biggest work in progress. Basically will be a brand new saw when itís finished. Itís 100% disassembled ready for parts.

Then found an 032av I got for $135. Put the bar on when I got it in the mail and fired right up. I need to find a parts saw or a top cover/handle for it because itís broken off just after the AV mount so I canít keep them on, and no hand guard either.

Latest project is an 024 super that runs but seems to be sucking air. Idles way too high and no reaction to carb adjustment till it dies. So itís apart getting a new base gasket and all new rubber lines. And cleaned. It was disgusting. Really hoping it doesnít need seals but we will see. Luckily the piston and cylinder are mint.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and helping along the way as I can! The name is Zach and Iím in western NC at the moment. 

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Re: A newb with a buncha saws
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2020, 08:16:21 PM »
Welcome! Pull up a stump and stay a while. We love old saws, fixing them and making them work.
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Re: A newb with a buncha saws
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2020, 08:56:15 PM »
Thank you! I canít wait till theyíre all in good running order. Especially my 026. Iíll probably have lots of questions along the way. 

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Re: A newb with a buncha saws
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 02:26:34 AM »
Welcome!
And about your 024, with a bit of luck it is just the pulse line - a common problem.
Good luck with rhe projects.

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 02:37:11 AM »
Gidday mate.
Once you start it's hard to stop
Is a good feeling when you get them running like a Swiss watch smiley_thumbsup

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Re: A newb with a buncha saws
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2020, 10:11:13 AM »
Welcome!
And about your 024, with a bit of luck it is just the pulse line - a common problem.
Good luck with rhe projects.
Iíve got a feeling this is the case. While it was running I sprayed a tiny bit of brake cleaner around the intake boot/impulse line and it would idle up. Thatís what made me just go ahead and rip it apart

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Re: A newb with a buncha saws
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2020, 12:36:30 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Iím making sawdust about 30 miles south of you in Casar NC. Straight down highway 18.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2020, 01:04:58 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Iím making sawdust about 30 miles south of you in Casar NC. Straight down highway 18.
Glad to meet ya! Used to hang around Morganton a bunch. Been to Shelby a few times and got some friends down in Saluda too. 

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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2020, 01:10:20 PM »
I go to Rural King in morganton all the time. Thatís my favorite store. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2020, 01:26:45 PM »
I go to Rural King in morganton all the time. Thatís my favorite store.
Thatís where my MS170 came from. ;D Itís like a Walmart, Loweís, and tractor supply all together. I love it 

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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2020, 04:44:12 PM »
If you are not able to find parts donor saws for some of your projects, check Chainsawr. They have a wide variety of used parts at reasonable prices. They are also a forum sponsor - see the link in the logos on the left of the page.
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2020, 01:04:08 AM »
If you are not able to find parts donor saws for some of your projects, check Chainsawr. They have a wide variety of used parts at reasonable prices. They are also a forum sponsor - see the link in the logos on the left of the page.
Thank you. I believe Iíve looked there before. I think the only thing I really need parts wise so far is the cover/handle/frame for the 032 so far. 

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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2020, 07:00:55 AM »
I haven't been on Chainsawr in a while. It has a new owner since I last bought something there. If it's anything like the last owner, they don't have everything up on their web site. If you don't see it, it's worth giving them a call. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2020, 07:56:22 AM »
Yep. Call them. The inventory is far greater than online listings.
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2020, 08:06:51 AM »
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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2020, 10:02:35 AM »
I haven't been on Chainsawr in a while. It has a new owner since I last bought something there. If it's anything like the last owner, they don't have everything up on their web site. If you don't see it, it's worth giving them a call.
So Scott finally sold the business?

He was really disenchanted with all the collector people calling to shop parts. He'd send staff out to check on parts and the buyers would never follow through with a sale. His business model did not support that.

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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2020, 11:08:53 AM »
Hey guys. Iím new here. Hoping to learn a lot along the way. Grew up using my dads 026 which is still around, so Iíve always had a love for Stihl. Iíve been around mechanics all my life and have some blood sweat and tears under my belt with old cars and Duramax trucks. Few months ago I wanted a little saw so I got myself my first saw, an MS170 just for something to have. Didnít like the 16Ē bar so I got a 14Ē for it.

I then found a junk 026 online for under $100 and picked it up. Turns out, itís been gutted of a ton of parts and needs everything. So thatís my biggest work in progress. Basically will be a brand new saw when itís finished. Itís 100% disassembled ready for parts.

Then found an 032av I got for $135. Put the bar on when I got it in the mail and fired right up. I need to find a parts saw or a top cover/handle for it because itís broken off just after the AV mount so I canít keep them on, and no hand guard either.

Latest project is an 024 super that runs but seems to be sucking air. Idles way too high and no reaction to carb adjustment till it dies. So itís apart getting a new base gasket and all new rubber lines. And cleaned. It was disgusting. Really hoping it doesnít need seals but we will see. Luckily the piston and cylinder are mint.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and helping along the way as I can! The name is Zach and Iím in western NC at the moment.
Welcome.
For the 024S a stihl gasket set comes with seals. You might want to do those if you have it cleaned up and apart.  They are a bit of a PITA (small).  If your dealer is good for service, you might ask what he'd charge to install seals if you brought the saw in cleaned up with clutch/flywheel off.  Bad seals are common on 024/026.
  Those saws have a lot of common parts, I'd look for a parts saw to have stuff for both saws. 

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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2020, 11:52:45 AM »
Hey guys. Iím new here. Hoping to learn a lot along the way. Grew up using my dads 026 which is still around, so Iíve always had a love for Stihl. Iíve been around mechanics all my life and have some blood sweat and tears under my belt with old cars and Duramax trucks. Few months ago I wanted a little saw so I got myself my first saw, an MS170 just for something to have. Didnít like the 16Ē bar so I got a 14Ē for it.

I then found a junk 026 online for under $100 and picked it up. Turns out, itís been gutted of a ton of parts and needs everything. So thatís my biggest work in progress. Basically will be a brand new saw when itís finished. Itís 100% disassembled ready for parts.

Then found an 032av I got for $135. Put the bar on when I got it in the mail and fired right up. I need to find a parts saw or a top cover/handle for it because itís broken off just after the AV mount so I canít keep them on, and no hand guard either.

Latest project is an 024 super that runs but seems to be sucking air. Idles way too high and no reaction to carb adjustment till it dies. So itís apart getting a new base gasket and all new rubber lines. And cleaned. It was disgusting. Really hoping it doesnít need seals but we will see. Luckily the piston and cylinder are mint.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and helping along the way as I can! The name is Zach and Iím in western NC at the moment.
Welcome.
For the 024S a stihl gasket set comes with seals. You might want to do those if you have it cleaned up and apart.  They are a bit of a PITA (small).  If your dealer is good for service, you might ask what he'd charge to install seals if you brought the saw in cleaned up with clutch/flywheel off.  Bad seals are common on 024/026.
  Those saws have a lot of common parts, I'd look for a parts saw to have stuff for both saws.
Unfortunately I donít really have a dealer I take anything too. I donít care for the main place everyone around here goes to. Once I get my base gaskets Iím going to slap it back together and pray itís not the seals leaking. I havenít pulled the flywheel on this one yet. If it is Iíll just order them and take it back apart. Wonít be as bad not having to take the handle off this time. Iíve been looking for good parts saws. Was originally what my 026 was going to become but I decided to just do what it needs and make it right again. Hard to come by an 024/026 for a good deal these days. 

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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2020, 10:10:53 AM »
I'd still get the gasket set with seals, the set is cheaper than seals alone and chances are you'll need them for the 024 or 026.

Not sure on base gasket and ex gasket price alone.  You could check squish and do a base gasket delete.


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