Stihl MS290 : Carb Adjustment

WorkinguyAugust 27, 2012

My saw died and taking it apart the cylinder/piston were scored. I bought a new cylinder housing and piston and put it back together, Ran through a gallon of gas and the piston scored again. The cylinder housing has no scratching but I did clean it out since it appeared there was some melted Aluminum from the piston toward the top. Bught a new piston and is running fine....

New impulse line

New Carb kit installed

New fuel line

New crank seals

New bearings

Used Si gasket for sealing in crank.

Using 40:1 mixture (definitely blue)

So I have not used it to cut yet since the underlying issue does not seem to be resolved. It idles fine and when I rev er up and adjust the high side carb screw I do not notice any change in RPM pitch... screw fully in our out and of course with the throttle fully open. The screw only travels 3/4 rotation. Is there something I am missing here?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ladylake(minnesota)

You need to trim the limiters on the carb adjusting screws and adjust the high richer, also any carb cleaning job would include taking the adjusting screws out and cleaning the passage under them... A few reason why saws get lean are they are set a bit lean from the factory for the EPA, ethonal gas make them run leaner and if left sitting the carb will gunk up when using ethonal. Steve

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 6:37AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
2-cycle engine troubleshooting
My 2-cycle blower cannot be started. There is a hot...
slim50
Toro 826 Drive Belt Jumps Off Crankshaft Pulley
Hello, I have a nine year old Toro Powermax 826. Late...
ronpr2112
No more roll pins
Finally got the roll pins out of the wheels on my Horse...
snuffyinatl
Honda Snowblower will not move in neutral
Hi everybody, I am a newbie to this forum. My Honda...
buttonperson
Best gas leaf blower?
Can anyone recommend a good gas powered leaf blower?...
robar
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™