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Want to mod muffler on Stihl 028

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  1. old iron

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    new guy here jus thinking of doing a muffler mod on my 028. Wondering if anyone here has ?fabing and welding no problem just need to know what to do
    Thanks
     
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    WELCOME OLD IRON!!!! Sorry. Didn't mean to shout. Should have removed my hearing protection before I responded. No idea about your request but someone will be along shortly..
     
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    First off, welcome to the mix.:)

    Have you tried searching youtube for any videos yet? Sometimes a guy will have the same saw as you, and have a nice walk through video of what's what, and what to cut/remove/rip out.

    If that's not the case, stuckinthemuck is right, someone will be along shortly to (most likely) walk you through it. I posted some pics of my muffler, and it wasn't long until someone showed me what to do.
     
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    I had an 038 and believe they are very similar saws. The muffler mod I did was just to open up the baffle some more (unibit to add some holes) and I doubled the output exhuast size by adding some slanted fins (Dremel 3 or 4 slots and bend with needle nose pliers.). Be sure to pay attention where your new exhaust outlet will point.

    Take a look, with the 2 halves design it is easy enough to just take a peek. Post some pics and you will get some ideas.
     
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    Yep I did a 028 super one time and that is exactly what I did. Saw definitely ran better.
     
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    You can weld a new pipe or deflector on the outside as well as open up the current one
     
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    There are a few different mufflers, which one do you have? I may have one done I could mail you.
     
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    I was going to say that muffler on the saw Duane just posted looked nothing like the one on the 032 I just picked up. Its at a slant
     
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    This is what I have
     

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    Just put a hole through it each place there is a hole in the shroud! Haha! It will scream and also smoke the wood on long cuts!
     
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    Duane after you removed the cover did you cut the baffles out of the muffler?,not the outer cover but the one inside with all the holes
     
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    Yes, and it works wonders for letting the saw breathe. (it is louder but I always wear PPE) You will need to give it more fuel through adjustment of the H screw, and it will really purr...
     
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    Mac 6 on the ground next to the 028 looks to be pretty nice, any good pics of it?
     
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    Old 40 yes it's a really nice mac 6 I will take a better picture and post it It came with factory case I bought it about a year ago
     
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    muffler mod..JPG This is what I put on my 036. I think it would work on the 028 too. The deflector is a husky part that screws on vs. welded on. My 028 had gills in the area where the deflector was welded so it was sort of a salvage operation.
     
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    looks factory!
     
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    Here' chainsaw 015.JPG s my little Mac
     
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    Bought this 028 wb new around 1983 I think , first saw I bought new,I just cut my own firewood and help others when needed,4 years ago replaced points with electronic and a year or so before that peplaced inpulse line , only things been done to it and still runs good
     

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