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Offline H 2 H

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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.

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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.

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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
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Re: Stihl MS 290 390
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 11:43:16 pm »
So how is the aftermarket short blocks holding up?

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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."

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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

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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."

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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

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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”

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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 

 

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