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Offline 660magnum

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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2013, 11:53:25 am »
A good rule of thumb on those linings is that if there is a lot of space between the metal shoes and the drum, it probably had linings

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If you keep breaking springs
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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2013, 11:57:15 am »
The old Stihls had bonded linings on the clutch shoes and yours are missing the lining. You need shoes as well as the spring.

Best to get a whole new clutch spider assembly

Thanks for the clarification.
I removed the clutch and took it to my local Stihl dealer.
He gave me 3 new springs for $3.
I asked if he saw anything else wrong with it.  He mentioned that some had linings on the shoes but could not tell if mine was one of them.

Installed the new springs, re-installed the clutch and fired it up.
Just a reminder here, this is not really my cutting saw, I have several other good saws to cut wood with.
THIS SAW is really my "learning saw" on how to take things apart and put them back together again.
Trying to teach this old dog some new tricks without costing too much money.

Now that the chain was not dragging, because of the clutch,  I was able to re-tune the carb that I had just rebuilt.
Really pretty easy when everything is working  ;D

I will keep an eye on the clutch and new springs.

Thanks all for your help.

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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2013, 03:32:09 pm »
All 031 had linings on the shoes ;) new one's are without linings and there for a bit higher( less play between the shoe and the sprocket bell )
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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2013, 05:26:49 pm »
I have to disagree there, even if you said it about 030's!!!!

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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2013, 06:43:05 pm »
I am guessing from this updated photo of my 031AV clutch, after I put new springs in it,
that it probably needs the pads/liners.



Looking on fleebay, some of the $20 used replacement clutches do not look like they have any pads/liners.

If I buy a used, replacement clutch, I will make sure it has the pads/liners.

Thanks guys.

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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2013, 12:09:32 pm »
Good luck finding clutch shoes with the pads.  I have seen several hundred if not more 030, 031, 032s over the years, and have only seen a couple with pads on the shoes, and if they needed replaced we had to go with the non-padded shoes, as the padded ones
were nla a long time ago.  The regular clutches were/are more reliable as well.


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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2013, 04:04:51 pm »
OK, I got a rebuild kit for the 031AV Walbro WA-2C and was able to rebuild my first carb.
Never to old to learn a new skill.

I put the saw back together again and adjust the carb to factory spec. 1 1/4 turns out on the H and L
Actually got the saw to fire up run, although not running smoothly.

I am slightly confused.
The H and L screws in the manual appear to be reversed from what they are labeled on the actual carb.






Hi speed  is #1 but Low speed is #3 not 2 as that page from the manual states.  #2 is the idle adjustment.  No wonder you were having problems!

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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2013, 04:38:57 pm »
Just curious about the "pad" scene.................

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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2013, 05:59:16 pm »
High speed adjust (closest to air filter) is #3
Low speed adjust  (closest to carb) is #1
Idle adjust is #2

The manual was totally WRONG



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Re: Stihl 031AV
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2013, 06:59:23 am »
Well that one my neighbor by my  shop had didn't run too bad after I tuned it for him .It wasn't the most powerfull thing but it did okay .

 

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