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Old 01-01-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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My Dad had this Stihl 034 laying around collecting dust because someone told him a few years ago it was not worth fixing. I figured I had nothing to lose and would at least I would have a look.

Here is what I found so far. I took apart the cylinder and image 1 shows some scoring at the top of the cylinder near the spark plug.

Image 2 shows some scoring up the cylinder wall near exhaust. The piston looks to be in Ok shape although I will probably replace it.

Any suggestions on how to repair the cylinder or if this could be the cause of major problems?
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hone the cylinder and install oversized rings maybe. Don't know that is is worth all of that or if the parts are even available.

I was told the same thing about mine. Mine runs okay but is missing the safety yada yada so shops won't work on it and they say a replacement safety gizmo is not available. Hard to believe that a Stihl couldn't be made to live forever.

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If the parts aren't to pricey I'd fix it---My old faithful Dolmar has the same problems--But the parts are not available---
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Any suggestions on how to repair the cylinder or if this could be the cause of major problems?
Ayuh,... If the bottom end of the motor is Ok,...

Buy a piston, 'n cylinder replacement Kit....
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