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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2012, 06:48:10 pm »
Customer service probably has no idea what a good cylinder is supposed to look like anyhow. You could have showed them a pic of a clutch and they wouldn't know the difference. ;D
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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2012, 06:57:45 pm »
your probably right! :) except the clutch would be far better quality than their kit :D
the response i recieved sort of makes this page of their site meaningless: http://www.jakmax.com.au/aboutus/index.php  ::)
oh well, keep tossing crap like this in a box and word will get around. eventually.
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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 12:33:11 pm »
well, after a month of use, and lots of fuel (can't remember how may tanks ;D), the saw is still running and making pretty good power. i would have to say it is making the same ommph a regular 61.5cc 034 would make, and quite honestly, feels like a little more. starts easy, good on gas, great (yes great) throttle response and likes to rev 8) i have it tuned way up to about 13800 rpm, still burbles nicely and the compression has come up to just under 155psi. not bad so far :)
now the problem is getting it back from kristian long enough to give it a good go myself. ;) i have a pile of crappy manitoba maples out back that need to be removed so i can get the old farm equipment out of there ;D
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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 02:51:08 pm »
So now for the big question, if you had a choice of a Mako or Golf piston only which would you choose?

Did you use the Mako rings, pin and circlips supplied?
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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 03:29:06 pm »
the only thing from them i didn't use was the pin :) it was a little to easy to insert it into the piston. the clips are also bigger than the stock pieces, so you need to use them. there wasn't any problems with getting them in and they fit properly. not too deep in the groove or easily bent out of shape.
i would like to see what this would run like with a stock piston in that thar cylinder :) but it seems to run very well the way it is.
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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2012, 03:41:17 pm »
LOL so if you had only 2 choices. Mako or Golf piston which would you use?
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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2012, 04:08:21 pm »
go golfing dude! ;D their quality can't be beat!---most of the time :D the casting and machining mako passes off as 'good enough' (at least in this kit), leaves you wondering if 'fugly' can slow down a saw :D
every golf piston i have had in my hands looked fantastic compared to the mako unit. some even looked better than the stockers did. all new pistons usually look better than a piston that went thermo-nuclear ;D
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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2012, 05:56:18 pm »
I thought this Meteor for a 346XP looked pretty nice

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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2012, 05:58:57 pm »
I thought this Meteor for a 346XP looked pretty nice

Meteor is my 1st choice in AFM. But unfortunately it isnt offered in 246.  ;)
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Re: mako piston/cylinder for stihl 036
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2012, 06:14:51 pm »
i have nothing but perfect success using meteor pistons :) they have their reputation for a reason!
HOWEVER! the last 2 i recieved were a little less nice looking. lots of casting flash up inside. nothing that would hinder performance, but maybe add a little weight and a possible starting point for fracturing. they were sent back and replaced with perfectly fine parts.
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