Jump to content

Advice needed 020t

Recommended Posts

So, I’ve managed to grab myself an 020t from around 2001 (that’s when it’s original manual said it was from). It’s in great nick. As good compression as my 261c (18 months old), starts and runs well, no play in the crankshaft, no wear on the cylinder/piston.

Didn’t cost me too much either which was a bonus (I assumed I’d need to spend a bit on it).

However there are three things I’d ask for some advice/wisdom on.

1) Chain turns while idling- I’m going to replace the clutch/springs, but is there anything else it might be?

2) Very smoky, chucking out a lot of white exhaust. Is this typically an older saw thing, or is there an easy resolution?

3) The is no chain catcher. Is this normal for the saw (I can’t see an attachment point, and there’s nothing broken off)? If it’s normal, would it be wise or possible to retrofit one?


All advice very gratefully received!

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, change the springs, assuming the shoes are ok, and spring holes haven't worn right through the side of the shoe. P/N 0000 997 5515  and while your there check and perhaps change the needle bearing, P/N 9512 933 2270


Chain catcher, P/N 1129 656 7701


Smoke, have you given it a good run since you got it,  to get rid of residue oil from muffler.  No telling what oil it's been run on, and what was set up for.


Parts list, for reference, 


Select a page from the Stihl 020 Chainsaw (020T) exploaded view parts diagram to find and buy spares for this machine.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The 020T had a big lump of triangular plastic on the chain brake cover that acted as a catcher. If this has been replaced with the later cover, just fit an MS200T catcher.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Featured Adverts


Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.