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Offline Al Smith

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Re: Stihl 038
« on: July 07, 2011, 10:00:01 pm »
Ask away,what do you want to know . The lower handle /tank is different .The AV's used a die cast handle ,the Mags thermal plastic .I can't speak on the supers as I've only ever seen a few and never worked on one .They will interchange though . The plastic deal will take more abuse than the die cast aluminum .

On that though be carefull to use the correct screws .The plastic handle uses something that looks like a woodscew .If you use too long of a screw it will punch right through the oil tank  from vibration .Go to the dealer ,swallow your pride and buy the right ones for a buck or two a pop .It's a lot more simple than splitting a cases and welding up a leaky tank .Traveled that road ,didn't like it .

FWIW to the gear heads this is one model you can really make boogie if you have the know how .It's my favorite of all Stihls next to the 020/200T . They are tough too .I have a mag that spent 20 extremely hard years in service for a tree service company and being about 2/3 worn out it can still get-er-done in grand style .

 

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