Author Topic: Stihl MS 290 390  (Read 1093 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline H 2 H

  • 5 cube
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: 11
  • Location: Were the Pacific Northwest Soft Woods Grow
Stihl MS 290 390
« on: October 03, 2012, 11:58:52 pm »
Some of you guys/gals have seen this saw before but I thought I would post it here also



I put one of Baileys 390 motor's in a MS 290 chassis

When I got the motor from Baileys I pulled it apart and did a little porting to it MM and some other little things to it. I have 10 + tanks thru it now and it runs strong for what it is

It has a 25" ES 3/8's b/c

I went and cut stumps tonight with it with a full comp chain the stumps were between 20" and 28" in dia.
"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Offline Cut4fun .

  • Administrator
  • Nitro Hotsaw
  • *******
  • Posts: 22011
  • Karma: 541
  • OHIO REDNECK Saw Repair Getter Done
    • Redneck Chainsaw Repair
Re: Stihl MS 290/390
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 06:25:49 am »
What kind of cost is the 390 short block?  Seems like that could be the way to go in 290 310 rebuilds if cost effective.
REDNECK Saw Repair Getter Done

Offline H 2 H

  • 5 cube
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: 11
  • Location: Were the Pacific Northwest Soft Woods Grow
Re: Stihl MS 290/390
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 07:45:18 am »
It was $149 to my door they didn't charge shipping  ;D
"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

Offline Cut4fun .

  • Administrator
  • Nitro Hotsaw
  • *******
  • Posts: 22011
  • Karma: 541
  • OHIO REDNECK Saw Repair Getter Done
    • Redneck Chainsaw Repair
Re: Stihl MS 290 390
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 11:43:16 pm »
So how is the aftermarket short blocks holding up?
REDNECK Saw Repair Getter Done

Offline H 2 H

  • 5 cube
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: 11
  • Location: Were the Pacific Northwest Soft Woods Grow
Re: Stihl MS 290 390
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 12:37:32 am »
I used it first part of December with no problems just cord and a half

I also helped taking out a few stumps in November with it

But my pair of 044 10mm have been getting the most use lately ;)
"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

Offline northern boy

  • 3 cube
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: 1
  • its cold up here eh!!
  • Location: ontario canada
Re: Stihl MS 290 390
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 07:43:15 pm »
HEY H2H  was the short block an easy install I just order one for my 310 should just bolt right up , right and runs strong does it not sure how long it will take to recieve it up in the great white north  but looks like a good buy let me know thanks

Offline H 2 H

  • 5 cube
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: 11
  • Location: Were the Pacific Northwest Soft Woods Grow
Re: Stihl MS 290 390
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 07:51:37 pm »
HEY H2H  was the short block an easy install I just order one for my 310 should just bolt right up , right and runs strong does it not sure how long it will take to recieve it up in the great white north  but looks like a good buy let me know thanks

Yeah it's easy to install just make sure your saw is clean

Also take the bottom cover off and put a good seal on it the three that I have done needed some attention

I use this

"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

Offline northern boy

  • 3 cube
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: 1
  • its cold up here eh!!
  • Location: ontario canada
Re: Stihl MS 290 390
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 07:59:41 pm »
so the gasket that comes with it is junk any other worries

Offline H 2 H

  • 5 cube
  • ***
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: 11
  • Location: Were the Pacific Northwest Soft Woods Grow
Re: Stihl MS 290 390
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 08:10:57 pm »
so the gasket that comes with it is junk any other worries


All of mine didn't have a gasket just silicon

I also changed filter and impulse and fuel lines and checked intake boot really good for cracks

 

"People ask me where all my money went, I tell them half of it I spent on gambling, fast women and liquor, the other half I wasted!" W.C.

"..... nothing more funnier than watching some ole coot make a fool out of himself, especially sideways”

"You can't argue with someone that doesn't have any real life experience on the subject."

Offline northern boy

  • 3 cube
  • *
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: 1
  • its cold up here eh!!
  • Location: ontario canada
Re: Stihl MS 290 390
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014, 12:25:06 pm »
just got the new 390 in the mail today gasket looks good its the red gasket just have to get a few things then should be good to install will post once running thanks 4 all the help guys 

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
2 Replies
1317 Views
Last post March 21, 2011, 08:19:57 pm
by Cut4fun
3 Replies
169 Views
Last post April 01, 2016, 03:38:30 pm
by jmester
0 Replies
158 Views
Last post May 01, 2016, 05:19:28 pm
by 660magnum
4 Replies
240 Views
Last post September 08, 2016, 02:33:05 am
by tassin85
5 Replies
216 Views
Last post October 08, 2016, 10:26:31 am
by Glock37
6 Replies
369 Views
Last post November 13, 2016, 12:45:51 pm
by SawTroll
2 Replies
173 Views
Last post November 22, 2016, 11:44:37 am
by RoyM
Stihl 090 066 044

Started by HolmenTree « 1 2 » Stihl

11 Replies
383 Views
Last post March 08, 2019, 04:28:46 pm
by HolmenTree
Stihl 090

Started by 3000 FPS « 1 2 » Stihl

15 Replies
485 Views
Last post January 05, 2019, 11:12:49 pm
by trappermike
3 Replies
166 Views
Last post December 29, 2018, 05:01:06 pm
by trappermike