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Stihl 090


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Old 11-23-2011, 12:24 AM
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Default Stihl 090

Hey guys a friend gave me this saw it was seized but i fixed it. all it needs is the starter gear thing and a bar and chain.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: stihl 090

I don't know where you'd find parts (Make them?) but I've seen some cable winches that use engines like that. Otherwise, a bar and chain won't be too expensive and you'll have a great saw. Did it take a piston and bore job or just a honing or ??? Tell us more.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:58 PM
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Call Olson's Saw Shop in Arlington, WA. If anyone can come up with parts, it's them. (360) 435-3384
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:41 PM
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I just sprayed some lube in there and worked it lose then oiled it and it moves freely
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: Stihl 090

i have the same saw.i went to my stihl dealer and was suprised what i could still get for it. i have seen a lot of stuff on ebay as well. my saw runs great,has a 42'' bar and the engine is 137 cc just over 13 hp. you did really well on the price i payed 800 for mine and have seen them sell for well over that.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:45 PM
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Well done on picking up the 090. These big Stihls are probably one of the easiest machines to find parts for as they are extremely popular with collectors and users alike. Aftermarket or 'pirate' parts have been made for these machines due to demand, so finding your missing items should not be an issue.
Do you have a parts list for the saw ? If you need one, send me a message and I will get one to you.

Chris.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:31 AM
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Just got done working on an 090 - new 24" bar and chain cost about $85! The guy who owned it lent it to his brother, who then ran it out of bar oil, and wedged it in a tree. Burned out the oil pump (plastic parts!), bent the bar about 20 degrees, 1/2 way up amd broke and wedged the chain into the bar groove. guess he isn't going to loan that one out anymore! All parts still available from Stihl!
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Stihl 090

I would question that 13HP number. Stihl saws are typically about 6HP for 100CC of displacement. The 090 engine also runs quite a bit slower than its modern counterparts. Even the MS880, at 126CC is only 8.6 HP- and it's far more advanced than the 090 which is over 40 years old.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:33 PM
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Default Re: Stihl 090

The 090 is in fact 13hp.
Your 6hp to 100cc is totally inaccurate.
My 044 is 72cc and 5.5hp

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That 13HP measurement is most likely measured as SAE and is very exaggerated. I've used a near-new 090 in the woods falling big timber and an equivalent condition 088 easily out performs it in same-sized wood with the same bar and chain.
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That 13HP measurement is most likely measured as SAE and is very exaggerated. I've used a near-new 090 in the woods falling big timber and an equivalent condition 088 easily out performs it in same-sized wood with the same bar and chain.
There is no real comparision between the 2 saws. Youre comparing apples to oranges IMO. The older 090 had a longer stroke than the newer 088. Also, the 090 operating RPM is 6,500-7,000 & IIRC the 088/MS880 is rev limited @ 12,000. Some older 088's had unlimited coils......not anymore

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Therefore, the 088 will have a much higher chain speed than the ole 090 making the 088 cut faster. But I guarantee you could put an 090 in the hands of a gorilla and he couldnt stop that chain!!



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Old 03-17-2012, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: Stihl 090

Sorry to disagree, but if the 088 can cut faster, it has more power than the 090. The 090 may have more torque, but the 88 has more HP if it can do the same work in less time.

My HP/cc figure is a little light as you pointed out, but no way that 090 is or was 13HP.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:43 AM
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There is no real comparision between the 2 saws. Youre comparing apples to oranges IMO. The older 090 had a longer stroke than the newer 088. Also, the 090 operating RPM is 6,500-7,000 & IIRC the 088/MS880 is rev limited @ 12,000. Some older 088's had unlimited coils......not anymore
I agree it's not a totally even comparison, but when you're working 6-7 hours a day on the steep coastal hills wrestling big timber, it comes down to usable power. The 090 was a great saw in the days of the big Homelite and Mac gear drives, but once the "new generation" of saws came out in the early 80's it was a whole different ball game. Cutting cookies at a GTG is fun and all, but you'd have a different opinion packing a powerhead with a 60" bar up and down the slope all day along with a set of the big Silvey jacks.
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Default Re: Stihl 090

hi, suppose i better put my opinion in, i'm in australia and have been milling big redgum timber for 15 years or so on and off,redgum is very tough wood! i cut with a 6 foot bar and have used and still have 3 different 090's, 2 088's and a ms880.the 090's out cut the other saws hands down and they're not in cardboard boxes in my shed in bits and "not worth repairing" cheers,darryl.
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