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c5rulz's Stihl 028 Super

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I just got done building a Stihl 028 Super for c5rulz. He bought the saw new 20+ years ago and we freshened it up with new A/V mounts, crank seals, impulse line, fuel line, fuel filter, carb rebuild, starter rope, fuel & oil caps, piston & rings and topped it off with a woods port. For those that don't know what that means, that means I ported the cylinder.

We did several tests videos with it before and after. Without going into to much detail about the different tests, this video shows how c5rulz would be use to cutting with a brand new out of the box Stihl RMC .325 chain:

As you can see it was a good running saw..

This is how it cuts now after the above mentioned work:

And another of it being worked:

The saw will be in the mail tomorrow and you will have it later in the week. I hope you enjoy it and most of all STAY SAFE!

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She shipped out today and you should have it 2-8-12 sometime. I think you'll have fun with it :fing32:

The 346 is a nice saw too and takes well to porting. It is a nice saw stock but like the 028, it makes leaps and bounds once you mess with it.

I included a couple of "roughed in" pictures I took along the way. I didn't take many, only a couple to show Ron via email the progress. The muffler was opened up and the original spark arrester screen (fine mesh) was replaced with a course mesh screen. Bafle was removed from the can.


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Ron, I could always post them here, just over at the other forum we were posting in I couldn't get the picture to come through like here. Instead, it gives people a link that they have to click on. I don't know why, I post them the same way at both forums :dunno:.
Did you ever get a chance to run the saw all day Saturday? I know you did a good thread on it: but figured I'd try and get the overenthusiastic folks here into it :howdy:
How much time is she sitting there idling between cutting? It looks a little rich from what I can see in the pictures but it might just be the picture??
How is it when it is sitting at an idle for a while (when it is up to temp of course)? After it's sitting there at idle for a minute or so, don't touch the throttle but turn the saw on it's side, then the other side, upsidedown, etc...

It should keep idling but not stall. The idle will fluctuate a little as you do this but it shouldn't stall. If it want's to stall, try giving the low the screwdriver slot width of a turn clockwise. If it passes the test leave the low alone.

If the plug is dark black (like it looks in the picture to me) and it's not sitting for long periods between cuts at idle then I think it can go a touch leaner on the high.

How's it's performance overall? How many tanks you go through so far?
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Who else out there runs stihl 028's? Thinking about hopping up a 028AV. We know how the 028 super goes, like to hear from those with stock 028"s.

Thanks Jason, it was a fun build. Good to hear from you. I like the 028 supers and will be doing a regular 028 soon.
There are certain saws that are more practical to build then others. Stihls, Husqvarna, Jonsered are all good saws to name a few.

On another note, my Bolens 2000 hasn't seen much action this winter. I finaly got my single stage snow thrower welded up and took off the hyd plow. Haven't needed the snow thrower but could've used the plow....figures..

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There are a lot of good saws to choose from. All but the 441 that you mentioned I would hop-up. I haven't done a strato saw yet so I'd pass on the 441/don't know enough about them yet.

I like doing the Husky 371's or 372's. I know the 346 would be nice to do and I'm sure I'll do one soon enough ;)

Stihl's I like doing the 026's 028's 044's 046's

I don't care for working on clam shell saws although you can get some nice gains with just a muffler mod.
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You guys in Md got a lot of weather in the past few years, I'm sure that saw has got a workout. You know you're missing the clip and washer on your clutch drum? You prolly took it off for the picture.

I bet that saw could use a rebuild. Are you planning on going through it?
I should send you my dad's old 028 WB. He bought it new in 1980 I think, quit running in late 90's, never ran since. Local shop put a new carb on it, bit as soon as you hit wood, it would die. Man it was a great saw, wished I could get it back to performing some day.
His is stamped "made in Germany" on the side too :fing32:
If you decide you would like to do it PM me and let me know what you're thinking. There are a few quickies you could do to get an idea of where you stand. Pull the muffler and take a look at rhe exhaust side of the piston...see if it's all scored/melted down. Does your's have the chain brake? Some of the early ones only had a knuckle gaurd. None the less it's still a great saw.
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