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I need a top end ovrhaul kit, piston jug rings gasket, preferably aftermarket due to cost for a ms 290 stihl

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  • wefixit82234 Feb 05, 2010

    repairing for a tight wod friend and the jug is also damaged, is a ms290 the same parts as a later 290

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    dontbother10 May 11, 2010

    I thought about what you propose. Do you have a Home Depot Tool Rental near you? They sell their used Makita (Dolmar) 6401s periodically. They usually go for $200 - 300. Dolmar.com 6400 specificationshttp://www.dolmarpowerproducts.com/produ... For about the price of a P&C for a home owner grade Stihl you can have a professional grade saw. The right P&C for the Makita can turn it into a 7900. Part out the Stihl on eBay and you can probably recover the initial investment in the Makita. If my Husky 359 needed an infusion of significant cash, I would seriously consider replacing it with one of these saws. More saw, less weight, cheaper, hmm, hmm. These have been used. There may be cosmetic blemishes. They may need mechanical repair, they may not. Lou

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    lindsay836 May 11, 2010

    We have never seen any after market kits for Stihl. I would purchase right from Stihl, you may pay a little more, but you will bw much happier with the results.

  • dontbother10
    dontbother10 May 11, 2010

    Thanks Jerry; Stihl is not my cup of tea. Bailey's has an aftermarket P & C but they upgrade to a 390. More power about the same weight. But it is about $270http://www.baileysonline.com/itemdetail.... Add in shipping and your time you are approaching new 290 cost. Contact your local Stihl dealer. Just to see what parts would be through them. If you get a current cost would you please post back just to satify my curiosity. TIA Lou

  • JERRY ABELL
    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    hello w. i was just wondering why do you want to put after market parts in a top of the line saw,if you plan to keep for a while the cost can't be that much different. when i rebuilt my saw the parts only cost $60.00,that was for a piston ,rings,gasket and carb kit.jug was fine, dontbother will be able to tell you what is best,good luck.

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