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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2004, 09:55 PM
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OT: Stihl 038 AV Magnum Saw

My wife just picked up an old 038 AV Magnum at a yard sale for $60. It is a little beat, but seems to run okay. I assume the L and H screws are for mixture at high and low rpm, but what is the LA screw for? It is above the H & L screws. It needs a couple parts to be safe, but really seems like a brute of a saw. Since it was a yard sale item, I didn't get any literature on the saw. If anybody has any info, I would really appreciate it.
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Re: OT: Stihl 038 AV Magnum Saw

The thrid is most likly the idle speed adjustment. Take off the air filter and you should be able to see exactly what it does.
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Re: OT: Stihl 038 AV Magnum Saw

CHECK WITH THIS GUY ON E-BAY,, HE HAD A PARTS MAUAL FOR MY 150 HOMELITE & THIS ONE FOR MY SUPER2 HOMELITE & LOTS OF OTHERS IN HIS STORE

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Re: OT: Stihl 038 AV Magnum Saw

Just confirmed with my pappy (Stihl dealer for 20 years) that LA is the idle stop. Says both the L & H screws start about 1 turn out (but don't screw with them id it's running good!)
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 11:53 PM
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Re: OT: Stihl 038 AV Magnum Saw

Thanks guys. I actually got it running pretty good! I need a new chain, but that Stihl engine still runs great. The screws were way out, and once I screwed them in and backed out one turn, she is a screamer. I am feeling pretty good about my $60 saw. I got a little history on the saw; the seller actually got it when he was running a landscape business, and they also did minor saw repair. I guess this was a saw he got to repair and the owner never retrieved it, so he just dumped it to get it out of his way. I have been looking at saws for a while, and non running Stihls sell for $100 on Ebay so $60 for a running saw with a dull chain is not too bad!
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