Stihl Carburetor Rebuild – Stihl 036



Stihl Carburetor Rebuild on a Stihl 036 Chainsaw. My Stihl Chainsaw was “waffling” when in the cut so I put a new gasket kit on the carburetor. Druing the Stihl Carburetor Rebuild I put a new air filter, spark plug and fuel filter on the saw. She is running like a champ now!

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25 Replies to “Stihl Carburetor Rebuild – Stihl 036”

  1. Wow just like it was brand new! Looks great I want to find an older 0 type model not the ms and see if I can spruce it up and get it working since those where the best saws they made. But then I think will I really bother fixing it

  2. Just because you have a 5 gallon gas can that does not mean you need to buy 5 gallons of fuel. If you only use 3 gallons of fuel during a season then only buy 3 gallons. If you have any left over at the end of the season put it in your vehicle and use it up. Do not let it sit in the garage and get old and stale. That is asking for problems. Always use fuel stabilizer when you buy fuel and at the end of the season run the tool out of fuel.

  3. Old bad gas causes problems. When storing gas, a vehicle, mower or a tool it is important to use it up yearly if you added Stabil or Seafoam to it when you filled up. It is easier to run the vehicle out of fuel and put fresh in yearly than deal with the problems that bad fuel causes.  Most small engine problems are due to gas going bad and not because of ethanol. Small engines have ALWAYS had problems with stale fuel gumming up the carburetor when left in for long periods of time.
    When a small engine like a lawn mower, leaf blower, chain saw, is being put up for the winter run it out of fuel before putting it away.  In the spring when filling your gas can for the first time add some Sta-Bil or Seafoam to the gas to extend its life. Gas generally starts to go bad after 30 -60 days. By adding the fuel stabilizer it will extend its life. When you put equipment away for the season run it out of fuel first. Do this and your old mower will last longer trouble free.

  4. Sometimes, you can spend a few dollars more for a complete carburetor compared to a rebuild kit. A lot of times fuel and air passages are almost impossible to clear. Many repair shops now days do replace then clean and rebuild.

  5. if you spray out your carb. with carb. cleaner you take a risk of trashing your carb. I was told by a Stihl mech.that the cleaner melts parts on inside of carb. he said use wd 40 or seafoam.

  6. I also have a Stihl 036 which I have used for 20 years now. The only thing I have changed is the spark plugs. So far my 036 runs perfect. But I will go back to this video the day I have to clean up the carburator and change fuelline. Bad no new screws followed with the new air filter.

  7. You should invest in some non-chip acrylic top coat nail polish to seal those welch plugs. Carburetor cleaner sometimes can be too harsh of a solvent, try using non-flammable break parts cleaner instead to clean surfaces and to spray the high and low speed.

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