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Offline Al Smith

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Re: Stihl 038
« on: July 08, 2011, 06:58:56 am »
Those holes in the tank most likely were caused by too long of screws being used on the forward part of the handle .

The replacement handle which contains the gas tank in the assembley is over 200 bucks new and will fetch half that on flea bay . Probabley a decent 038 mag  might fetch 225 maybe 250 so that's a lotta green to be laying out for repairs .

This one model that might for some reason have cases you can't even find the numbers for on the IPL .I've got one set that appears to have screw mounts for points .Where that came from I have no idea .

Some people have slotted out 038 mag cylinders and refitted them to 038 av cases .I suppose it can be done but I always questioned if the cylinder could walk around after a period of time and avoided the practice .

On this saw in question ,were it I ,I believe I'd find a good set of cases and go from there .Like I said I welded up a set and it seems to be holding but the diecast alloy Stihl uses is not the easiest to weld .J-B cold weld will work but not indefinately .

 

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