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Title: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on February 25, 2011, 08:23:45 am
This will be the place for 152 info.

Displacement:  3.15 cu. in (51.7 cc)
Bore:                1.77 in (45 mm)
Stroke:             1.28 in (32.5 mm)

WOT: 12,500 plus/minus 500 RPM
Power: 3.4 HP  (9000 RPM)
Plug:  NGK BPMR6A
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on February 25, 2011, 08:29:14 am
152 vs 346 OE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXZggrhWNHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y4NfD5cwvI

Same chain, 152 set at 13,000 and the 346 set at 14,200.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: man of stihl on February 25, 2011, 01:01:21 pm
i timed them and got 4.94 for the 152 and 4.38 for the 346.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun on February 25, 2011, 08:35:44 pm
Art what does it take to become a Efco dealer? If you want to pm info that is fine. Just wondering.

Just looking for a saw to replace all these new cheaper poulans I get to work on for these guys. 4 in one week, one under warranty, but he brought it to me. I got a personal thank you from him  after several months after this last ice storm. That was cool.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on February 25, 2011, 08:43:38 pm
Its not hard in Canada, can't say down your way. I will pm how things went up here.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: hamish on March 03, 2011, 08:53:15 pm
Please somebody tell me where the rules and regs for this forum are.............wouldn't want to say i was a dealer or anything!   Do you deal with ESF for your Efcos? 
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on March 03, 2011, 08:59:21 pm
Yes, I deal with ESF
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun on March 03, 2011, 09:00:52 pm
Please somebody tell me where the rules and regs for this forum are.............wouldn't want to say i was a dealer or anything!   Do you deal with ESF for your Efcos?

It's cool to be a dealer here. No rule on letting us know or your not a sponsor so you cant say so crap.

All I ask is dont spam the for sale section to death pushing  stuff like some did with muffler mod covers in the past on other sites. 

Have at it and Thanks for joining our family and please share the knowledge with us.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: hamish on March 03, 2011, 09:57:00 pm
Ok phew!

I am a dealer, with Husqvarna in Ontario, Canada, I only enjoy selling saws the rest of there stuff i dont care for, I am a tech and came out out of the shop to run the business and still do all the repairs on saws (one day I will find a young lad that will want to learn and not just make a buck, so they can text more).  I work on Stihls (grew up using em), and most other brands, and a certified tech with Kohler, Briggs and Honda (not current thanks to the big red nazi system).
Saws are my passion, I'm not into porting, have been know to drop the deck height but like something reliable and build like to take it all.
















Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on March 05, 2011, 06:21:14 pm
Here is the Cub Cadet version of the 152. I think this was a TW's gtg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGXZAWTj2Q
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: wannab12 on March 09, 2011, 11:52:46 pm
Here is the Cub Cadet version of the 152. I think this was a TW's gtg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGXZAWTj2Q

Hello guys,first post here  ;D
Yep Art, that was at Brians,was a fun day !!!!
Nice to see some familiar names.

Steve
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: wannab12 on March 10, 2011, 12:06:54 am
Ok phew!

I am a dealer, with Husqvarna in Ontario, Canada, I only enjoy selling saws the rest of there stuff i dont care for, I am a tech and came out out of the shop to run the business and still do all the repairs on saws (one day I will find a young lad that will want to learn and not just make a buck, so they can text more).  I work on Stihls (grew up using em), and most other brands, and a certified tech with Kohler, Briggs and Honda (not current thanks to the big red nazi system).
Saws are my passion, I'm not into porting, have been know to drop the deck height but like something reliable and build like to take it all.

Hello Hamish,Steve here.
 Where in Ont. are you ? I'm near Peterborough. Always looking for a good saw shop.

Steve
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun on March 15, 2011, 07:52:43 pm
Its not hard in Canada, can't say down your way. I will pm how things went up here.

Was in  the local Menard's and they handle Efco here.  About 20 mins down the road.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on March 28, 2011, 06:42:43 pm
Got a cd from Efco with alot on product info. There was a comparison section listing some Efco models and other brand models. Was interesting. The 152 is in the same class as the 450 Husky and 270 Stihl. Seems to be the proper place for the 152. Fits in that price range here, and the 152 is not a pro saw.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: les-or-more on May 27, 2011, 09:28:25 pm
How about that highly polished operating HAHAHAHA
Here is the Cub Cadet version of the 152. I think this was a TW's gtg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGXZAWTj2Q

Hello guys,first post here  ;D
Yep Art, that was at Brians,was a fun day !!!!
Nice to see some familiar names.

Steve
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 27, 2011, 08:32:59 pm
Efco 952 clutch cover pretty cheap if it will work on your 152  saws.

Also if you want to save 10% on your orders PM me and over $100 is free shipping.

http://store.chainsawr.com/products/efco-952-chainsaw-chainbrake-clutch-cover-brake-handle

Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on June 27, 2011, 09:37:01 pm
Efco 952 clutch cover pretty cheap if it will work on your 152  saws.

Also if you want to save 10% on your orders PM me and over $100 is free shipping.

http://store.chainsawr.com/products/efco-952-chainsaw-chainbrake-clutch-cover-brake-handle

I usually buy from him once a month. Been waiting for the postal strike to get over to order again. He gives free shipping to Canada on $100 orders also. Distributor said to try to get a warranty replacement. So I will go that route.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on June 30, 2013, 10:17:43 pm
Cub Cadet CS-5220  isnt that a 152?

Whatcha think the problem  is with this one?

Will run great with the air filter off, but when you put air filter  on  no amount of carb adjusting will get it to run right.   Just trying to help someone in the back ground on the net.

Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on July 01, 2013, 07:36:15 am
Does it run rich, lean or cycle thru revs/dies at wot?

Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 01, 2013, 08:03:03 am
No clue that 3rd sentence was all the info I was given. ((Will run great with the air filter off, but when you put air filter  on  no amount of carb adjusting will get it to run right. )))
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: brokenbudget on July 01, 2013, 08:23:53 am
what airfilter? i've had some flocked ones somebody has either washed with soapy water that was too hot or a couple that somebody tried to clean with brake cleaner and slightly melted the flocking so it couldn't breathe.
airfilters are for wimps. they're nuthin but dust collectors anyway. :)
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun on July 01, 2013, 08:35:38 am
Dang you ever price a air filter for one of these under cub cadet website. Crazy $38 to $43. 

Whats one for a 152 run (does a 152 filter fit the 5220) and do they come in mesh and flocked? Never mind. The  numbers are the same just different letters at beginning, so thinking af's are the same too.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: brokenbudget on July 01, 2013, 08:39:49 am
$25 bux at chainsawr :)
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 01, 2013, 08:43:03 am
$19 and $2.25 shipping for new here  http://www.ebay.com/itm/152-21A-EFCO-152-CHAINSAW-AIR-FILTER-50070036R-/271094078006#vi-content
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: brokenbudget on July 01, 2013, 09:06:19 am
see? you found one cheaper! ;D
chainsawr is selling new ones, i guess it must be 'old inventory'. either price is a good one. no more expensive than a stihl or some husky filters.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on July 01, 2013, 09:28:24 am
Nothing about the air filter should cause trouble, if clean. No wires to pinch off. He may however have the boot improperly installed. This will make the saw run extremely rich. Seen a few guys do this with Efco saws.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 01, 2013, 09:52:14 am
see? you found one cheaper! ;D
chainsawr is selling new ones, i guess it must be 'old inventory'. either price is a good one. no more expensive than a stihl or some husky filters.

The cub cadet site scared the pizz out of me though. Thats why I was wondering about the 152 being the same.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 01, 2013, 09:59:57 am
Oh if he cant figure it out I have a chance to buy it as is and try to figure it out myself. Only problem the saw is in WV.   :'(
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: brokenbudget on July 01, 2013, 10:35:59 am
well if you can get it cheap enough..... 8)
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: farmboy on July 01, 2013, 12:04:02 pm
Yes the 5220 is 152 in yellow.
Had a 385 Husky that did the same thing intake boot was **** on the bottom side.  when you put AF on it would act up. I'm assuming the weight of AF  opened crack.  New boot runs LANO.
Shep
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: brokenbudget on July 01, 2013, 12:56:25 pm
Yes the 5220 is 152 in yellow.
Had a 385 Husky that did the same thing intake boot was **** on the bottom side.  when you put AF on it would act up. I'm assuming the weight of AF  opened crack.  New boot runs LANO.
Shep

yup. my 346 did this when the boot gave up the ghost.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun on July 01, 2013, 07:55:05 pm
I ask about idle etc.

Email back =  ((It will idle with AF on just has issues getting to wot if you feather it it will but I didn't run it much one of the ones I just got tired of working on.))

Man that sounds like it could be a carb kit acting like that.  You think a **** boot would do that too?

 
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: brokenbudget on July 01, 2013, 08:00:47 pm
could just be his tune.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on July 02, 2013, 06:08:17 pm
Kevin, do you still have the Efco cd? If you do get him to set the carb to factory settings. Alot of guys get them too lean if the stops are removed.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 02, 2013, 08:39:23 pm
Kevin, do you still have the Efco cd? If you do get him to set the carb to factory settings. Alot of guys get them too lean if the stops are removed.

He gave up on it and offered it to me for $75.   I dont really need or want it either.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: turbo885 on July 02, 2013, 10:18:48 pm
Please somebody tell me where the rules and regs for this forum are.............wouldn't want to say i was a dealer or anything!   Do you deal with ESF for your Efcos?

It's cool to be a dealer here. No rule on letting us know or your not a sponsor so you cant say so crap.

All I ask is dont spam the for sale section to death pushing  stuff like some did with muffler mod covers in the past on other sites. 

Have at it and Thanks for joining our family and please share the knowledge with us.

That is good to hear i am always tip toeing over there afraid of letting something slip. I really like this place more and more  BILL
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: leec on January 12, 2014, 04:11:48 pm
Air filter plugged?

Lee
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 22, 2018, 11:48:58 am
Must say first time running a efco 152 CC 5018. Just got the piston kit in Friday and installed yesterday. Just finished first cuts in dry ash with 18" buried with a 325 chain that has those big crap safety bumper fins.
Even though everything was against it. Being not broken in and crap chain. I was highly impressed. Only thing I done was added 2 holes to the other side of the inner muffler baffle.

 I did have a oh chit moment rebuilding yesterday. I thought I was going to have to pull it all back apart. Thought the piston was hitting on the bottom of stroke. Couldnt figure it out. Well got ready to pull it down after giving up and turned flywheel one last time by hand. Noticed something sticking onto inner fly. I had dropped one of those plastic tabs for coil when disassembling it and didnt notice. Thank goodness. All good.

 wth is the trick with the intake spring clamp? Looks so easy a caveman could get it. But I fought the dang thing till I rednecked a tie strap around the ends.   :P :D

Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on August 06, 2018, 06:30:48 pm
I'm back.

Lost interest in saws for a while, running the service dept for a Stihl dealer almost did me in. Job change and the fun is back. Went out to the shed last week and found 4 Efco 152's. Got 2 running with only fresh gas, the others need a coil and oil pump. Found many saws that I haven't seen in years. Playing again. Lots of reading to catch up on.

O.I.L
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on August 06, 2018, 06:34:52 pm
I'm back.

Lost interest in saws for a while, running the service dept for a Stihl dealer almost did me in. Job change and the fun is back. Went out to the shed last week and found 4 Efco 152's. Got 2 running with only fresh gas, the others need a coil and oil pump. Found many saws that I haven't seen in years. Playing again. Lots of reading to catch up on.

O.I.L

Good to see yeah again.   Impressed with these little guys so far.   

Parts etc is another thing though in my area.  I  order online for their needs. 
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Old Iron Logging on August 06, 2018, 06:39:56 pm
I still have new some new parts and lots of used.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun on November 28, 2018, 09:24:38 am
Well long story short. Left the efco 152 aka cub cadet 5018 with dad little over 2 weeks ago.  He can start it with decomp.

Brought his 180 home to fix for him. No start.  keeping the other 3 older ones on shelf.

I got the 50cc I gave dad back this weekend too. He cant take the weight of that now. But he could start it. Got the little 180 fixed and returned. Guess my saws are on call now if needed for bigger stuff. 



Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Chrisb1371 on July 30, 2019, 04:57:51 am
Anyone know where I might be able to get the chain tensioner assembly for a cs5220? Without spending 70$ from cub cadet. Trying to get my dad's old saw running again.
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 30, 2019, 08:12:27 am
There is a guy on my chainsaw repair group FB that is still a efco dealer too.  Can ask him for you. 

CRG   https://www.facebook.com/groups/415662708518445/
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 30, 2019, 08:16:50 am
Here is a place in Ohio that has the whole thing listed.  Give them a call https://www.m-and-d.com/EFC-50072027A.html

efco  tensioner 152 147  50072027a
Title: Re: Efco 152
Post by: Chrisb1371 on July 30, 2019, 02:20:58 pm
Thanks for the help.