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#1 Gary400 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 08:00 PM

got a stihl 026 saw that was my uncles that has only cut a few pickup loads of wood and he said it had blown up . he past away three years ago and my aunt sold the farm and i got the saw . it still looks new so i was messin with it and its not blown up it has 150 psi compression but not a lick of fire no spark at all i tried a new plug and notta . never messed with a saw with no fire . what could it be that would make it not fire ?

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 08:57 PM

Thats a real good saw (026) . Your not getting anything no pops nothing? How clean is the muffler screen? When you pull it can you feel air come thru the screen?

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 09:00 PM

Also, have you tried grounding the plug against the engine and checking for spark?

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 09:10 PM

The 026 is a great saw. If you don't have spark it sounds like something might need cleaned on the pickup. It has been a while since I have torn one apart. It shouldn't take much to get it running. 150psi is great.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 09:11 PM

One simple thing to check is to make sure the magneto wire isn't getting grounded and that something isn't up with the switch.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 09:18 PM

Good Point NUTNDUN, it could definately be somthing with your run switch. Those saws can take ALOT of use so very good chance it is somthing real simple that is easy to over look.

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Posted November 29, 2011 - 09:38 PM

Even if it was not something simple, meaning cheap, it would be worth putting some money into repairs if it was lightly used. Thats a darn good chain saw.

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Posted November 30, 2011 - 07:59 PM

i can kinda remember when it happened and he said it just lost power and started to pop and backfire then died . he said it had no compression well after messin with it tonight i still have no fire but did find out the compression release button is sticking down . so if he pushed it in and didnt realize it that would explain the no compression .but it has plenty compression for sure . i guess ill start taking it apart Sat. .




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