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075 Stihl

Post in 'The Gear' started by thewoodlands, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I'm looking at a 075 Stihl, the seller wants $250.00. Since I don't have a compression tester is there any other way I can make sure it has good compression?

    What else should I look for?

    zap

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Pull the muff check cylinder walls for scratchs and just by the pull of the saw. It should be some what close to the 660.
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  3. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    Won't advance Auto let you borrow a compression tester?
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    They sell them, I'll talk with the seller (I've bought from him before) he might have one because he works on small engines. What should the compression read if I want to buy a tester?

    zap
  5. thewoodlands

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    On my way over, you'll see pictures tonight if it's good.

    zap
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  6. ScotO

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    Ideally in the 150 to 170 psi area. Get that saw if it runs good, that's a steal!
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  7. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    Like, Um . . . where is this saw right now??()<-- Closest thing we gotz to a Angel thingy here
  8. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The last three pictures are after a quick cleaning. It starts on the second pull, seems to run fine but I'm taking it in just to have the Stihl dealer look it over since I'm not good at some of this stuff.

    Just emailed Stihl the serial # but they did not have it in the system so they went off the model number, built between 1974-1980.

    zap

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  9. ScotO

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    Zappy you stole that saw. That's in really nice condition, usually the bottom webbing of the case is missing from them saws, yours is intact which tells me it wasn't used very hard. The recoil cover looks to be in excellent condition and it has the big tank as it should, you say it starts on the second pull and that says it all. You know that saw has both automatically AND manual oilers on it, for using those really big bars....now that saw won't rev as high or cut as fast as your 660, but man do those oldies have some torque! I'll help you out however I can brother. Man, I'm excited for ya!! That will make a great milling saw.....111cc's of vintage Stihl muscle! BOOOOOH YAH!
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  10. DexterDay

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    Nice Zap....

    Are you looking to Mill with that Big Ol Beast?
  11. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Hearth.com Members, it was his grandfathers saw who only used it around his house, never had a woodlot just liked to buy the best. I'm sure I'll need some help, thanks for the offer.

    DexterDay, yes I plan on milling with it but need a 36 inch bar with some different ripping chains.

    zap
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  12. HittinSteel

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    Great score. That beast is in very nice shape. Bet it has an awesome rumble at idle.
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  13. ScotO

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    I can see we're gonna have to build you a ported muffler this winter for that saw.....you think it sounds good now, you ougta hear it with a ported muffler.........GGGRRRRRRRR GAAARRRRRRRRRR........
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    I'm jealous & you need to go to church twice on Sunday. That's all I've got to say. Oh yea, & port that muffler like scotty said. A C
  15. thewoodlands

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    I just dropped it off so our local shop can go through it, he said it look to be in good shape but we should find out by the end of this week or the beginning of next week exactly what type of shape it is in.

    If I wanted an extra air filter (the local shop might have one) but if they don't what are my options for extra parts?

    zap
  16. smokinj

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    Awesome, 2 gun sam here I am!
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  18. thewoodlands

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    Thanks HittinSteel, time for me to find my ebay password. Our local shop thinks he has some in the Canton Store so I'll give them first shot or just have two.

    zap
  19. ScotO

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    yeah zap I bought several aftermarket filters off of eBay and they work fine. Doesn't hurt do have a couple extra laying in the shed! Let me know what the shop says about the saw. We'll build you a ported muffler this coming winter.
  20. thewoodlands

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    Will do Hearth.com Members, I talked with the guy this morning on the 090, last night the wife said go ahead if I want so I just have to say yes on letting the old green truck go.

    zap
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  21. ScotO

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    Wish I had an old green truck I'd have traded him already! ;)
  22. smokinj

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    Your not saying good by to the truck your saying hello to an 090! WOOOT WOOOOT.....Is it the av? That would be a 3 gun milling opertion that is well beyond any I have seen.
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    The 075 was 111cc's??? Holy crap.:eek:
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  24. lukem

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    Somebody's got it bad. First a 660. Then a 075. Now an 090. That's 339 CC of displacement. Yikes.
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  25. thewoodlands

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    Smokin, I'm not sure if the 090 is the AV, hopefully by the end of next week I seal the deal.

    lukem, on the 075 & the 090 I can't beat the deals. If I needed to I could always sell them both for a nice profit.

    zap
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