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Solo 665 upgrade to 681 Project
« on: March 25, 2013, 08:51:19 am »
Picked up a new 665 on feebay (old post of mine Nov.2011) finally got to it.  When I bought it seller said had an oil leak from the plastic 90 in the oil line.  No problem I got a new green line kit for 7900 Dolmar to fix any oil line problems.  Well that isn't exactly the problem.  It does have an oil leak but it isn't coming from the oil lines.  When the DA put the bar on he missed the bar adj. pin hole in the bar and tightened it down when it didn't flush up he tightened it some more.  Final result he **** the case in the adjuster recess leading into the oil tank. It was hiding behind the chain adjuster.  Crack isn't bad (yeh right) no pieces broken out.  Any suggestions on repair?  SealAll?  Tried to post IPL file too large Gremlin got me.
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Re: Solo 665 upgrade to 681 Project
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 09:02:27 am »
I had a 330 like that and I rednecked it with sealall. Still holding over a year later with a firewood cutter.

Roger knows how to do them right welding. But then you need to split case. 
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Re: Solo 665 upgrade to 681 Project
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 09:49:12 am »
dump the oil out. rinse the tank clean with some gas. get you sum uf dat NON CHLORINATED brake cleaner and spray out the crack very well. get yer grinder and slightly open the crak up and rough the whole area. re clean with NON CHLORINATED brake cleaner. let dry while you're mixing
up some ORIGINAL JB WELD. don't just pour it a layer it, work that stuff in really good, you want to fill that whole crack from end to end, then put a nice even amount over the area. don't be shy, you can use the dremmel to remove some if the adjuster scew don't fit. leave it on it's side to help hold the jb weld in place nice and level. after an hour or 2 make sure you look in the oil tank and remove any excess that's dangling from the crack. let her sit over niht before working with it anymore. nothing but a nice warm room, too much heat will make it cure too fast and may frag up the bond.
jb weld is my friend. fixed many saws worse off than yours :)
here's an 880 that blew a clutch i fixed early last summer:





i did add a few small pieces of filler to hold the jb weld in place and to add reinforcement. that saw is used on a processer and cuts alot of wood. still holding fine and no leaks from the oil tank. :)
i can't stress enough to use the original jb weld and NON-chlorinated brake cleaner. i don't use carb cleaner as it has a small amount of lube in it and that will destroy any chances of the jb weld bonding properly. just don't get it on any plastic parts as some of the plastics will degrade if touched by brake cleaner.
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Re: Solo 665 upgrade to 681 Project
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 10:33:17 am »
Real happy no leak!!  V'd out the crack cleaned, recleaned, recleaned, you get it was clean.  Did take 3000's advice on the nonchlorinated cleaner.  Didn't use JB used Loctite 99913 2 part steel epoxy.  First time on that stuff.  I like it, it's a little stiffer than JB.  Had the WP 7900 P&C ready, installed it.  Used a Walbro HD12 carb.  Been sitting on the shelf for 3-4mo.  SIL who has over 20 yrs. Arbrist experience wanted to fall us some firewood yesterday.  Maiden voyage it ran flawlessly exceeded my expectations.  He was very impressed.  His big falling saw is a Husky 2100 so he has run HP.  Last tree he cut was a 28-30 white oak (20" bar on it) making the last hinge cut found hollow heart.  Tree sat back and pinched the saw.  Long story short while he was 30' up an adjacent tree roping it off.  It cut loose and does what hollow heart does it went where it wanted.  Sat down on the tank/handle crushed it.  That not what upset me (nobody got hurt is the main thing) he brought back told me the story and said I'm sorry here is your new saw broken.  Never a word about I'll buy you a new tank.  If it was his saw he would have to buy a tank but not mine???????  Family tears your stuff up and says I broke it sorry here it is.  Maiden voyage @#$%%^%*#%!  Tank is $90 + ship.
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Re: Solo 665 upgrade to 681 Project
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 11:16:25 am »
That SUCKS >:( Did you already order the tank handle unit?

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Re: Solo 665 upgrade to 681 Project
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 12:10:36 pm »
That SUCKS >:( Did you already order the tank handle unit?

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No I haven't just looked it up on the Solo site to check price.

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Re: Solo 665 upgrade to 681 Project
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 07:27:38 am »
When I read here Solo was bailing in US market went ahead and ordered a new tank/handle and parts for trigger.  Placed order on April 5 recieved April 15.  10 days not bad a lot quicker than Jacks. 
6100437 Tank handle $88.25
6074403 Deflector lever $1.65
0073431 Spring $2.20
6073661 Grip cover $11.10
0018274 Screw for cover $1.65 Ordered screw because Solo uses T-25 screws.
Ship $14.95

Opened the box was absolutely shocked.  Tank is totally complete ready to bolt on.  Didn't need the misc parts.  Ship would have been cheaper if I had known it would have been complete.  Tank also came with a new carry handle and a carb upgrade kit.  $100 bucks for a new tank & carry handle for OEM parts is not bad IMO.  New OEM Stihl MS440 tank I bought was $105.00 came w/fuel line, no fuel filter & gas cap.
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Re: Solo 665 upgrade to 681 Project
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 07:38:59 am »
Just reread previous post my apologizes  brokenbudget not 3000 said to use nonchlorinated brake clean.  Thanks for the good advice bb.
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