Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Stihl => Topic started by: H 2 H on December 16, 2012, 04:22:46 am

Title: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: H 2 H on December 16, 2012, 04:22:46 am
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/H2H_PHOTOS/MS%20250/026/002_zps91ff5adb.jpg)

(I forgot to take pic's when I brought it home I just started taking it apart then remembered to take a couple pic's)

It ran but it would race at idle

Hoses are all soft

It came with 18" .325 b/c which look really new

The carb is a WT 22C which will be changed

$55
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: man of stihl on December 16, 2012, 05:43:52 am
Good price. Sounds like an air leak?
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: H 2 H on December 16, 2012, 02:41:43 pm
Good price. Sounds like an air leak?

Yes that was the first thing I thought

I couldn't believe how nice the cylinder looked, I have pulled the muffler and carb off to look inside

I'm going to email Stihl and see when this saw was made because of the carb that was on it; I've talked with a few older (older than me) Stihl shop guys and that carb was on the older 026

I have two other saw projects going on also but they are taking a back seat till this one is finished

Funny thing is this guy has two 026 Pro's for sale also but they been rode hard and put away wet to many times
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: H 2 H on December 18, 2012, 01:12:29 am
194 rebuilt and cleaned

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/H2H_PHOTOS/MS%20250/WT%20194/007_zps0aaafeea.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/H2H_PHOTOS/MS%20250/WT%20194/001_zps7f52bfb8.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: HolmenTree on December 18, 2012, 10:55:12 am
H2H, from looking at your 026's fuel/oil caps your saws from the early '90s. The 1980s models had the smaller streamlined caps.
I have only a 024 service manual left from the mid-late 1980s and the 024 in it has a Tillotson carb but the same design of your Walbro. Stihl changed up so many carbs on these saws.
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: H 2 H on December 18, 2012, 02:24:19 pm
H2H, from looking at your 026's fuel/oil caps your saws from the early '90s. The 1980s models had the smaller streamlined caps.
I have only a 024 service manual left from the mid-late 1980s and the 024 in it has a Tillotson carb but the same design of your Walbro. Stihl changed up so many carbs on these saws.

Thx; I've been a little busy doing other things and haven't sent out that email yet :)
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: H 2 H on December 19, 2012, 04:42:21 pm
H2H, from looking at your 026's fuel/oil caps your saws from the early '90s. The 1980s models had the smaller streamlined caps.
I have only a 024 service manual left from the mid-late 1980s and the 024 in it has a Tillotson carb but the same design of your Walbro. Stihl changed up so many carbs on these saws.

Just got a email from Stihl about the 026 it made in 1990
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: H 2 H on January 10, 2013, 04:16:30 am
Thought I would update this thread

Saw is running strong

I pickup and adjustable oilier for it so I took it all apart again to replace a working part LOL

Since it's apart again I'm widening the exhaust port some more along with the intake port


Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: CATDIESEL on January 26, 2013, 11:57:44 am
ms260 & 026 are my favorite saws! i have picked up a few older 024's as of late, and they are in the process of rebuilds right now.
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: Al Smith on January 28, 2013, 09:26:21 am
Speaking of 024's I'm about to make my several times a year mecca to one of the local Stihl dealers dead pile .I've done quite well with that activety in the past ,the last is an 024 .

Just a few days ago I helped my wifes cousin cut a big load of ash ,He using the 024 and me with a souped 038 Mag that  runs a like a scalded ape .Poor old Jeff has back troubles and usually uses a Poulan s-25 which is awaiting a new set of seals .The 024 was light enough he could handle it .I'll try to land one for him if the price is right .The little Stihl has a leg up on the little Poulan as far as speed and power .They pep up a little with some creative work on the muffler with a die grinder .They aren't oak slayers but do okay on light firewood cutting ,limbing etc .
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: 660magnum on January 28, 2013, 11:18:13 am
I would think that a 026 would be the same weight as a 024 but with more power? But if you are looking on bone piles, the 024 might be cheaper?
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: Al Smith on January 28, 2013, 01:13:24 pm
Well I've been looking for a rebuilder 026 for a few years ,nothing so far on the cheap .That 024 ,complete with bar and chain plus a bar guard 50 bucks and it ran .Still does only better .

The main reason I want a 26 is to make a cookie cutter .I know little of anything about the fine points of coaxing power from Dolmar ,Huskie or Partner .Stihl and McCulloch I'm not that bad at it so that's what I'll stick with unless I land a cheapie in the others to tinker with .Mac never made a saw in the 3 cube area you can do much with so Stihl it is .
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: 660magnum on January 28, 2013, 02:52:26 pm
The successful path of things in the tinker business is to go with what you come across at a good price and you feel that you can do something worthwhile with it using what you have on hand.
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: Al Smith on January 28, 2013, 04:24:27 pm
Which I might add is a prerequisite to becoming a master of junk yard dawgism  .A lfe long pursuit.
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: CATDIESEL on January 28, 2013, 08:05:00 pm
024's really seem to wake up nicely with some grinding and muffler modding 8)
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: Al Smith on January 28, 2013, 08:43:25 pm
On one of these threads about the 024 and 026 Kevin pointed out they had basically three mufflers .A fairly open one ,one not so and one closed up tight .That last one is what I had which very quickly got the die grinder treatment .
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: 660magnum on January 28, 2013, 09:57:31 pm
Which I might add is a prerequisite to becoming a master of junk yard dawgism  .A lfe long pursuit.

Speaking of which, there is a guy somewhere around our ages that lives close to where rt 314 crosses I 71 that dabbles in old chain saws, model airplanes and most anything else mostly made out of what my wife would call junk. He made a old car that looks somewhat like a 1903 Ford. With the bell part of the differential being the bell ends of a 20 lb propane tank cut down and welded together. It was done so neat I had to stare at it a while to figure out how it was made. You would really enjoy going to his house and seeing all the things he has made.
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: man of stihl on January 29, 2013, 07:18:42 pm
My 26 muff mod... ;) (http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g457/rjcfritz/026muffler004_zpsb124c6b2.jpg)
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 29, 2013, 07:58:21 pm
Which I might add is a prerequisite to becoming a master of junk yard dawgism  .A lfe long pursuit.

Speaking of which, there is a guy somewhere around our ages that lives close to where rt 314 crosses I 71 that dabbles in old chain saws, model airplanes and most anything else mostly made out of what my wife would call junk. He made a old car that looks somewhat like a 1903 Ford. With the bell part of the differential being the bell ends of a 20 lb propane tank cut down and welded together. It was done so neat I had to stare at it a while to figure out how it was made. You would really enjoy going to his house and seeing all the things he has made.

Is this the same guy that has some homemade carriage type car and a big homemade unicycle?  Close to Chesterville
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: 660magnum on January 29, 2013, 08:37:11 pm
That's Willie
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: Al Smith on January 29, 2013, 08:43:49 pm
I go through Chesterville a couple times a year going over to Mt Vernon .
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 29, 2013, 08:53:05 pm
That's Willie

Yep have horse traded with him a couple times.   He is signed up here.  ;)
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: 660magnum on January 29, 2013, 09:33:05 pm
I've sold him a model airplane and a few years later a nice four stroke model engine.
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: H 2 H on March 21, 2013, 05:50:05 pm
My 26 muff mod... ;) (http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g457/rjcfritz/026muffler004_zpsb124c6b2.jpg)

Here is the MM I ended up with

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/H2H_PHOTOS/MS%20250/026/001a_zps8e03dea2.jpg)

I just keep making it bigger till I like it :)

I went into it three times since I got it back together making the ports wider :)

 (http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/H2H_PHOTOS/MS%20250/026/IMAG0067_zpsb3508630.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g317/H2H_PHOTOS/MS%20250/026/IMAG0066_zps35c2c046.jpg)

I'm trying a .325 8 now I was was running a .325 7 rim; just trying to figure out what works best

Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: H 2 H on March 21, 2013, 05:59:30 pm
Things that were replaced

Piston and rings
Crank bearings and seals
All rubber hoses plus intake boot
Fuel filter and I just cleaned oil filter
Carb
Replaced the gaskets in the fuel cap and oil cap
Changed to the metal mess air filter
Changed the bar oilier to a adjustable oilier

Also the saw was put thru the dish washer (don't tell anyone)
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: man of stihl on March 23, 2013, 05:28:56 am
I've been known to put saw parts in the dish washer too.. ;)
Title: Re: I wasn't looking for another 026 but one found me
Post by: Al Smith on March 24, 2013, 06:36:35 am
Bradley David used to stick saw parts in the dish washer .Lawdy if I did that Mrs Smith would have a fit .

Now what I have done is tote them off to work and use the high temp parts washer . The E-Coat Stihl uses will stand up to but regular paint will melt right off after about a hour in that thing .The water is pushing 190 degrees .