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holy smokes i did it...

Post in 'The Gear' started by steeltowninwv, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    after a month or two...getting a part here and a part here...i got the ol stihl 025 rebuilt and running....i doubted myself many times along the way..never done anything like this....but now the carb is way out of wack..i turned it in all the way then backed both screws out 1 full turn she cranked up...and ran..but just wasnt right...tried to set the idle and she would die on me....so im gonna take the safe route and let my local dealer adjust the carb for me for 5 bucks...the carb thing scares the hell out of me....especially with all these new parts i dont wanna run it lean and burn things up....oh and i gotta get a sprocket cover for it now..old one is cracked
    smokinj, Nixon and MasterMech like this.

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Way to go.
    Now you are a chain saw expert.
    Next you'll be modifying the exhaust & looking for broken saw to rebuild. :)

    Maybe the dealer will give you some tips on how to tune it. ;)
  3. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Congrats! It's a great feeling, isn't it?
  4. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Congrats.
  5. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    Nice job. Nothing like the sense of accomplishment you feel when you fix something on your own.
  6. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Congrats. Did you change the engine seals too?

    The 025 is a solid runner. My Neighbor has 2 of them (025 and MS250).

    I just rebuilt my MS 260..... Took awhile. But well worth it :)
  7. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Nice job! Don't panic on the tuning, it's not that hard. If she stutters going up give her a little more on the low side, if it winds out at wot, give a little on the high side, till it 4 strokes or burbles just a little, should smooth out in the cut. Now adjust the idle, & run it like ya stole it. A C
  8. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Pics?
  9. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    yeah i did the seals....im itching to try the carb....and ill post pics soon....special doe season comes in this morning so im off to the woods in hope of some backstraps.
  10. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    congrats on getting the parts to get that saw running. This could be a nice retirement gig for you :)
  11. JOHN BOY

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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    Good job man , thats awesome nothing like doing things yourself
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    Congrats steeltown - happy cutting!
  13. kenskip1

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    Move over chain saw guy!Does it have a fully adjustable carburetor?If it helps you I gust replaced one on mine for just $26 new in the box from my dealer.Did you replace the gas and impulse lines?
    Are you familiar with the town of Phillippi? Thanks, Ken
  14. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    yes replaced gas line filter and impulse line...nothing wrong with the carb except needing to be adjusted....im very inexperienced at it..

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