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Stihl 041 Rebuild??

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Bone1099, Feb 17, 2009.

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  1. Bone1099

    Bone1099 Member

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    I have an old stihl 041 that was given to me. Every thing seems to be in order but i stihl cant get it to run. What should compression be on an average pull. If it is worn out is it worth the money to rebuild. Take into consideration that i can do the rebuild myself. I just want to know if the saw is worth the trouble.

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  2. Gooserider

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    No opinion on the saw, you might try asking over on arboristsite, but people seem to like keeping old Stihls going at any rate.... I've also seen lots of threads over there dealing with the question of how to troubleshoot them and get them going - especially stuff like common failure modes...

    As to the compression, I'm not sure about an exact number, but the first test is to try to pick the saw up by the starter rope handle - if you can pick the saw up on the compression stroke, it's good (be sure the saw WILL turn over, obviously) OTOH if you pick up the handle and the saw stays on the floor it's got problems... In between it's a judgement call...

    Gooserider
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