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Stihl MS 170 (Oops I did it again)

Post in 'The Gear' started by DexterDay, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. HittinSteel

    HittinSteel Minister of Fire

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    ? It's still there isn't it?

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  2. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    My saw pull handles are all going the same way now.;em I am sooooooo freaking embarrassed.
    HS what a cool project for you & your son. I did few mechanical/restoration projects with my son when He was younger. Man that time was the best spent time ever. Now we still do stuff together & enjoy it. A C
  3. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Doh.... I didnt scroll up.... :(

    Silly me
  4. MasterMech

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    Unfortunately the OPE aftermarket parts industry isn't nearly as robust as the automotive counterpart. Usually you sacrifice quality or performance for price. I'm very picky about what parts I will use for a given application. Filters and other consumables, usually aftermarket. Engine parts almost always are OEM. I've found generic machine parts like pulleys are fine but often OEM belts are more than worth the cost. (Especially for Deere.) They make a lot of parts that will work or fit fine but just are not the same as OEM. I'm betting that saw would've run just as good had you used OEM seals when you built it. ;)

    I don't even think a new 026/MS260 popped on the first tug. Electric fuel pump on yours? :p
  5. DexterDay

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    Well, I got the 028 AV today in the mail.....

    Wow.. This thing LOOKS 100% Better than it did on FleaBay!!!

    The weight and power? Well, as much as I loved my 455 Rancher? I can see this saw filling that void! Lots better bottom end torque than my other Saws (460 not included) :)

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  6. DexterDay

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    Oh and MM, it not only "popped" on the 1st pull today, it started. :cool: I flipped it to half just as it was about to die.

    Sad part is, I believe I am going to sell it :(

    I need to get rid of it and one of the 036's.... Gonna get a 440 or 372XP. Although I came close to a couple 361's. (FreakinStang has me Hooked on getting one) .
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  7. DexterDay

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    Because I added the Walboro 194 carb and the 44.7 Slug & jug, and it has the adjustable oiler, I slapped a "Pro" sticker on it. Seeing how its only missing the De-comp and it would be a Pro. :)


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  8. amateur cutter

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    That 028 is a beauty Dex. Nice find. A C
  9. Boog

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    Really nice Dex, you scored big time on that one! That is incredibly nice looking for its age! I wouldn't be so quick to unload that 260 till you see how this saw runs and cuts for a bit.
  10. Boog

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    Saw your ad for your saw today......................:( , it was sad sitting there all alone without its friends....................:(
  11. DexterDay

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    Only got a couple nibbles at that price. Which is ashamed, because there is an 029 for $275!!

    A 260 with lots of parts for $300 or the "Farm Boss" (people love those words) for $275 with NO parts?!?!?

    Anyways. I chatted with AC about it. I know its going to another home. Just a matter of what I can get?

    Wanna trade?? LOL
  12. topoftheriver

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    Very nice but I prefer the muscle machines; Stihl MS 460 Mag. Lost my Stihl 038 Mag from the back of my truck when the tail gate broke. Sick over it. Prefer Stihl over Husq any day although have both. Husq 3120XP, Husq 372 XP but Stihl is smoother. For the small stuff I use light saws and I am constantly fixing them. Good luck with your new one.
  13. DexterDay

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    The 3120XP!!! Nice. The Mac-Daddy of Saws (880 too.;em)

    The 460 Mag will put a Smile on even the unhappiest of souls!!


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  14. amateur cutter

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    Hehehe, 046 /460 fat bottomed girls make the trees fall down.
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    Hey Dexter there is a 2100cd in sandusky craigs list that looks clean if your looking for more power!!
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  16. DexterDay

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    Oops. I did it again... LOL.

    If I could sell my 260 for $250, I would prob jump on it.

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