Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Solo => Topic started by: brettl on May 06, 2014, 03:55:02 pm

Title: Solo 650
Post by: brettl on May 06, 2014, 03:55:02 pm
I ran across a German made 650 at a pawn shop for $150. Still has an Ace Hardware sticker on it marked $289. Looks pretty clean but the front AV mount on the recoil side is loose. Is this saw worth a look at this price? Pretty sure they'll come down at least $25. Parts availability?  Thanks for any input, I don't know anything about Solo.
Title: Re: Solo 650
Post by: 660magnum on May 06, 2014, 08:16:53 pm
http://www.solousa.com/store/browse/parts.html

http://www.solousa.com/kb_pdfs/96397040.pdf
Title: Re: Solo 650
Post by: adam32 on May 06, 2014, 10:42:37 pm
I'd jump on it for that price
Title: Re: Solo 650
Post by: fordfairlane78 on May 08, 2014, 12:52:31 am
Thanks Brett for letting me know where this was. They did come down & got it for $120.  It's going to need a few little things but should make a good saw.
Title: Re: Solo 650
Post by: brettl on December 29, 2014, 08:41:15 pm
Found a nice looking Solo 650 for $120. I'm only getting 130 compression cold and I am having trouble with it as it warms up. 130 sounds low and the fact that it wants to die out after I cut for 30 seconds or so makes it seem like a no brainer. What do you all think though? I can't find compression numbers for it. I can't open off files on this phone.
Title: Re: Solo 650
Post by: 660magnum on December 29, 2014, 08:49:11 pm
Ring time?
Title: Re: Solo 650
Post by: brettl on December 29, 2014, 09:16:52 pm
Maybe. That should have read, I can't open PDF files on this phone. Is 130 cold, low?  Sounds low for a saw thats plastic looks like new so I'm wondering if it was straight gassed.
Title: Re: Solo 650
Post by: brettl on December 29, 2014, 11:50:46 pm
Ruled out straight gassed. Piston and cylinder look great from intake and exhaust. Carb kit is next with a general maintenance tune up. Air filter design sucks, no pun intended. Fuel bulb is part of it and to get the filter loose the carb comes loose as well.
Title: Re: Solo 650
Post by: leec on February 20, 2015, 09:01:41 pm
Maybe the rings are stuck.