Author Topic: NEW GUY WITH 026 ??S  (Read 156 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline kbuehner

  • pruner
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: 1
NEW GUY WITH 026 ??S
« on: October 22, 2013, 12:01:35 pm »
I have a stihl 026 I want to rebuild the top end. I cant afford to get the parts from stihl dealer. Can you guys give me direction on a quality after market kit to buy. This saw is old tired and hard to start just like me. Thanks I appreciate the help, Keith

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Offline Cut4fun

  • Administrator
  • Nitro Hotsaw
  • *******
  • Posts: 4305
  • Karma: 188
  • OHIO REDNECK
Re: NEW GUY WITH 026 ??S
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 12:44:46 pm »
Whats wrong with the old topend?  Cylinder good with just a worn ring or maybe skirts on piston?

REDNECK Saw Repair

Offline Cut4fun

  • Administrator
  • Nitro Hotsaw
  • *******
  • Posts: 4305
  • Karma: 188
  • OHIO REDNECK
REDNECK Saw Repair

Offline kbuehner

  • pruner
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: 1
Re: NEW GUY WITH 026 ??S
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 01:00:58 pm »
Thanks for the reply. Im not realy sure exactly whats wrong. It takes about 12 pulls to start and doesnt seem to have much power. Im cutting cord wood nothing realy more than 12 inch and it powers out real easy. I would like to go with the 44.7 rather than the 44 would that make a noticable power difference? Im a green horn it will be the first time tearing into a saw. The main thing is I dont want to buy low quailty parts which one would you recomend

Offline Adirondackstihl

  • 6 cube
  • ****
  • Posts: 176
  • Karma: 8
  • Location: Champlain, NY
Re: NEW GUY WITH 026 ??S
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 01:10:49 pm »
Thanks for the reply. Im not realy sure exactly whats wrong. It takes about 12 pulls to start and doesnt seem to have much power. Im cutting cord wood nothing realy more than 12 inch and it powers out real easy. I would like to go with the 44.7 rather than the 44 would that make a noticable power difference? Im a green horn it will be the first time tearing into a saw. The main thing is I dont want to buy low quailty parts which one would you recomend

Don't be so sure its the top end. Chances are you simply need to rebuild the carburetor or have it tuned properly.
You wont notice any performance increase in 0.7cc. Matter of fact, that cylinder (44.7cc) will probably make less HP than that of an OEM or the equivalent Meteor kit in 44mm.
If it were my saw, I'd buy the Meteor kit hands down - no questions asked.

But you have to ask yourself, is it really the piston and cylinder? A carburetor tuned lean will act just like you described.

Don't forget to replace the impulse hose, fuel hose, fuel filter, rebuild carb and check for cracks or tears in the intake boot.



Offline kbuehner

  • pruner
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: 1
Re: NEW GUY WITH 026 ??S
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 01:29:51 pm »
Thanks that was the kind of info I was looking for. I just had the carb rebuilt by the still dealer here in bend Oregon. They were the ones that told me about the top end and wanted to charge me $350 bucks. Ok the meteor it is. what all else do I need to order to do the job and is north wood the place to get it thanks much Keith

Offline Cut4fun .

  • Administrator
  • Nitro Hotsaw
  • *******
  • Posts: 22484
  • Karma: 585
  • OHIO REDNECK Saw Repair Getter Done
    • Redneck Chainsaw Repair
Re: NEW GUY WITH 026 ??S
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 01:37:21 pm »
I sure would pull the top first and see if you only needed a caber ring $5 on old piston if skirts etc check out.  Meteor piston kit at worst $30.

HLsupply gives 10% off mentioning this site with order. http://www.hlsproparts.com/Meteor-Stihl-026-MS260-cylinder-assembly-p/mcc1668.htm

I have always bought from Northwoodsaw, they treat me right and beats most everyone's prices.    http://northwoodsaw.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2094

weedeaterman has them on sale with free shipping right now.  http://www.weedeaterman.com/product_p/wemcyme260.htm
REDNECK Saw Repair Getter Done

Offline Adirondackstihl

  • 6 cube
  • ****
  • Posts: 176
  • Karma: 8
  • Location: Champlain, NY
Re: NEW GUY WITH 026 ??S
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 02:11:03 pm »
what all else do I need to order to do the job

Don't forget to replace the impulse hose, fuel hose, fuel filter, and check for cracks or tears in the intake boot.