Sachs Dolmar 116SI

Just picked up a 1993 Sachs Dolmar 116si Chainsaw… It’s in very good shape but needs a couple of things :

Chain brake – not working – band broken – needs replacement
The air valve leaks sometimes when tipped on side
Needs new air filter
Rear air filter cover threads are stripping

Also my choke works opposite from the instruction manual… up is run and down is start…

I pulled the exhaust the the piston looked like new… lots of life left in the old saw… we also picked up a Stihl 034AV that was in like new shape… I’ll create a page for that sooner or later

Manuals :

Sachs Dolmar 116si/120si IPL
Sachs Dolmar 116si/120si Service Manual
Sachs Dolmar 116si/120si Owners Manual

Oh… I got the saw from Morg’s Sawz & Stoves in Pavillion, NY… owner was a real nice guy who threw in a bunch of extras & let me test the saw out on his wood pile… They’re a full service chainsaw shop about 45 minutes from home & used to be a Dolmar dealer… I’m betting I will be back again…

Specs:

MANUFACTURED BY:
DOLMAR MASCHINEN-FABRIK GmbH & Co.
HAMBURG, GERMANY
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:
YEAR INTRODUCED:
1987
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
1996
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:
60 cc
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:
1
CYLINDER BORE:
46 mm
PISTON STROKE:
36 mm
CYLINDER TYPE:
Aluminum with Nikasil coated bore
INTAKE METHOD:
Piston ported
MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:
3.1 kW
WEIGHT :
6 kg (13.2 lbs.) powerhead only
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:
One Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:
Anti-vibration
CHAIN BRAKE:
Yes
CLUTCH:
Centrifugal
DRIVE TYPE:
Direct
CONSTRUCTION:
Die cast magnesium
MAGNETO TYPE:
Electronic
CARBURETOR:
Tillotson HS-236A
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:
RK-23HS
MINOR REPAIR KIT:
DG-5HS
AIR FILTER SYSTEM:
Nylon mesh element
STARTER TYPE:
Dolmar automatic rewind
OIL PUMP:
Automatic, adjustable
OPERATING RPM:
13,000 maximum free speed with bar & chain
IGNITION TIMING:
fixed
BREAKER POINT SETTING:
none
FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:
0.15 mm (0.038 in.)
SPARK PLUG TYPE:
Bosch WSR5F
SPARK PLUG GAP:
0.5 mm (0.020 in.)
CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:
Ball
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:
800 ml (27 oz.)
FUEL OIL RATIO:
40:1
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:
Regular grade
MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:
Dolmar two-cycle mix
CHAIN PITCH:
3/8 in., .375″
CHAIN TYPE:
BAR MOUNT PATTERN:
01 link
SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
38cm (15 in.)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
53cm (21 in.)
COLOUR SCHEME:
Dolmar Orange enamel with Black top cover


14 thoughts on “Sachs Dolmar 116SI”

  1. Did you ever find a source for caburators parts or a new air filter ? I have a Sachs-Dolmar 116 Si that I have not used in years. The carburator appears to be fouled.

  2. I have the same great old Dolmar saw and yours is the only site I’ve found with the service manual. I need to tune mine and I went to open the link on your site but it says the file is corrupted. Did you change something or is it my computer?

  3. when you tip your saw to the side it is not the air filter leaking it is the plastic piece at the top of the gas tank. just replaced mine on my 115 connects the fuel line to carb to inside the tank. my uncle was the number 1 sachs dolmar dealer in california Tom Dines from sierra city he had sold sachs for over 25 years. i have tons of parts if you need any

    1. Jeffrey,

      I am looking for an air filter to fit a circa 1987 SD 112. Two if I can find them; they are hard to find. You wouldn’t happen to have any, would you?

      Also, I am going to replace the plastic valve at the top of the gas tank. How did you go about it? I can’t figure out how to remove it without destroying it.

      Thanks.

  4. Thanks for making the pdf’s available – have a 1991 SD 116si and still going strong – great saw and with a bit of attention (thanks to your parts listing) hope to get a few more years yet…Cheers

  5. Hey Mike, Just found this site. Had similar problem with 116SI. Snapped the part back in, drilled sm hole and put a screw in it. It’s worked fine for years! Ed

    1. thanks… I need to open the saw up and clean it anyways before spring so I’ll take a look… plan to put a carb kit in as well… getting a little hard to start sometimes…

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