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Offline SDB777

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Stihl 064 re-build
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:40:51 AM »
Has anyone ever had their Stihl rebuilt?
 
What did it cost(if ya remember)?
 
And would you do it again?




I have a good/average running Stihl 064, that idles hard when cold, but looses power in the cut when it gets warmed up(but the idle cleans up when warm)?
I bought this saw used, and I have no idea if anything has been done on the inside.  Can this saw have a bore kit put into it? 



Any suggestion on a rebuild guy/gal would be appreciated also!






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Re: Stihl 064 re-build
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 10:51:09 PM »
FWIW

Baileys has the piston and rings for $50.  I know a good saw shop but it's a bit far for you.

The only thing I really know about the internals of a chainsaw are the basics.  The spark plug is critical.  If you haven't done so go to a saw shop and get an NKG plug and install.  Loggers carry an extra one in there pocket when they head into the brush.  You also might change the fuel (just dump what's in there) and change the fuel filter. 

My local saw shop swears that the current gas supply is ruining small engines.  Recommends strongly to use non-ethanol fuel.
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Re: Stihl 064 re-build
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 11:16:25 PM »
Just found out the McCulloch name brand is owned by Husqvarna and the have two saws currently on the market in the USA as McCulloch.

Interesting.
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Re: Stihl 064 re-build
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 03:27:21 PM »
My saws only eat the 'good stuff'.  No ethanol/premuim(93octane) and sythentic mixing.  Got them NFG plugs everywhere!  It's a good tip though(for anyone not using them).  I'll rechack the gaps just to make sure I didn't hump the pooch!

Just wierd that once the saw gets really warmed up, the throttle response is better but the chain speed is noticeable slower in the cut.....




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Re: Stihl 064 re-build
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 05:40:14 PM »
Sounds more like a fuel/carb issue to me.

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Re: Stihl 064 re-build
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 07:19:09 AM »
Ordered the carb re-build gasket set......let's see if this thing ever runs again!?!?!?





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Re: Stihl 064 re-build
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 02:42:55 PM »
Good start.  Most common problem with chain saws.
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