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Farewell to my trust Stihl 039

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by integrityman, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713


    My 039 chainsaw died today. The obituary is as follows.

    Purchased used with unknown number of hours approximately six years ago.

    Used heavily to fell and cut up hundreds of trees. Initially used Amsoil synthetic 2 cycle mix and then switched back to regular Stihl 2 cycle mix.

    Always known for its reliable service, although compression was known to occasionally buck like hell. Always started fine, even in very cold weather.

    Once had a huge limb fall on it and cracked the housing, it continued to function just fine.

    Cause of death believed to be complete lack of compression due to overheating scored/ cracked cylinder and burned valves.

    Saw died cutting up very large, tough white oak logs approximately 4' diameter.

    May you rest in peace, you served me well.

    Stihl 039 for sale- Cheap!!! :waving:
  2. RN Lawncare

    RN Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    R.I.P Fallen Commrade :angel: It's in a better place now.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Alright....Just can't scroll by any longer !

    I think you got pizzed and worked it to death......[​IMG]

    [​IMG] . :cry:
  4. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    Replaced today w/ Stihl MS 441 w/ 25" bar. A BEAST it screamed through a 4' White Oak in about 45 seconds. Unbelievably LOUD.
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

  6. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    Yea.. I saw this the other day. This thing weighs in just > 500lbs, thats a lot of wight for two guys to pick up. Only in the US......Although gotta think I would hava tough time maneuvering that thing around my woods to cut down a few trees.
  7. SLR

    SLR LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,210

    ha ha,that's like using a 10gauge to shoot a passing minnow in a stream.
  8. cbegap

    cbegap LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    i know you replaced the saw already, but you can go to ebay and buy a cylinder and ring kit. Get a cylinder gasket for 3.50. the bores are chrome lined so you can hone them with a stone brake hone and a drill assuming they aren't too bad. I did mine for around $45 bucks and it runs like new. Just a thought for a backup saw.

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