Stihl aftermarket parts

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Carriage House, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Unique Landscape

    Unique Landscape LawnSite Member
    from Vanc WA
    Messages: 14
    all chain saw parts great prices
  2. Saw Dr

    Saw Dr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I have rebuilt several dozen 1127 series saws scored up just like this. They very often have a cracked fuel line right where it exits the tank. This causes a lean condition, and scored top end. Straight gas does the same.

    Those cylinders can very often be cleaned up with muratic acid, and re-used. I have had about 50% success on cleaning them up. If they do not have grooves in them, they can almost always be re-used. Add a $30 piston and you're back in business.

    If you do not want to go that route, there are several folks that part out brand new 290's on Ebay. I think NEW engines complete sell for about $130. that is OEM, not aftermarket.
  3. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Topsites is giving you some very poor, ill informed advice.

    You ought to check out ARBORISTSITE, in the chainsaw section and do a search on aftermarket Stihl parts. Those guys live and breathe chainsaws and have loads of experience with installing big bore kits, porting them, rebuilding them, etc.
    As far as just a piston kit, including piston, rings, connecting rod and circlip, I've heard those guys vouch for the quality of Meteor and Episan parts. Both brands are commonly available on eBay for a fraction of the cost of Stihl replacement parts (roughly $30 versus $100 or so for the comparable Stihl parts). As another poster mentioned, Bailey's has begun selling piston/cylinder kits for many saws for about $120.

    I don't think you'll have any problem getting parts for the 029. Good luck with the rebuild.

    I've got a guy giving me a Stihl MS 211 with a holed piston that I'm going to try and rebuild, but unfortunately that saw is so new I can't find the aftermarket piston for it yet.
  4. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,092

    There are as many denoucing the blackmarket parts as not, on that site.
    It's a subject that there will never be a "correct" answer.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  5. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Aftermarket parts are those parts made by someone other than the original equipment manufacturer.
    Black market parts are parts sold illegally. It isn't the same thing, but it might explain your bias.
  6. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,092

    Don't want to get into a long debate. Just stating many on that site are not as big a fan of aftermarket/blackmarket parts as you say. There have been many problems from circlip failure to plating peeling. No bias at all. I've used them, knowing the risks going in. You get what you pay for. As for them being legal...... Everthing out of China is legal,
    Isn't it?
  7. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,121

    Can you spell Z-A-M-A ? Lets see, are they made in Joisey? I think NOT.........
  8. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,092

    What the f**k are you talking about.
  9. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Meteor pistons are made in Italy, not China

    Here's a thread on what the guys on Arboristsite think:

    To the OP:
    What did you decide to do. I'd like to hear your results when you have any.

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