Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Stihl => Topic started by: dannyupsolate on July 10, 2015, 09:53:49 pm

Title: 038 super
Post by: dannyupsolate on July 10, 2015, 09:53:49 pm
down removing flyweel clutch oil pump and jug. any advice or cautions are welcome. saw set in field for years after tornado blew barn away.had ant nest in muffler cylinder seems good.  should I get a puller  or just knock off flywheel way I do on other saws. it is my first non clamshell stihl.
Title: Re: 038 super
Post by: dannyupsolate on July 13, 2015, 04:53:49 pm
0k got jug off no water damage in crankcase. flywheel and clutch off what is best way to split crankcase without special tools.
Title: Re: 038 super
Post by: bustedknuckles on July 13, 2015, 11:23:50 pm
May need to "make" some special tools to split the case. You don't want to just start prying and beating.
Title: 038 super
Post by: 67L36Driver on July 14, 2015, 03:24:12 am
Beating on the ends of the crank is my method.  Proceed from hard plastic to brass to steel depending on results.

The bearings are usually a light press fit in the crank and they will stay in the case.
Title: Re: 038 super
Post by: Al Smith on July 14, 2015, 07:05:40 pm
Don't be thumping on it with a BFH .Heat the bearing pocket up on one side with a heat gun then just tap loose the bearing still attached to the crankshaft .Do likewise on the other side .If you are bound determined to thump it use a dead blow or wooden mallet ,no BFH now .

FWIW a flywheel puller doesn't cost that much---E-bay .
Title: Re: 038 super
Post by: dannyupsolate on July 15, 2015, 12:31:24 pm
thanks all much clearer and easy to understand than sthil service manual. amazing thing about this saw is after being blown away in tornado and sitting outside in a goat pasture 5 years looks like with new pull start and carb it would of ran.