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Old 12-09-2013, 11:31 AM
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When they advertise that the new saws have a 20% savings in fuel and the oilers are now governed so they don't drip, you know you should keep your older saw..
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:21 PM
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When they advertise that the new saws have a 20% savings in fuel and the oilers are now governed so they don't drip, you know you should keep your older saw..
That's the truth lol
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:36 AM
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When they advertise that the new saws have a 20% savings in fuel and the oilers are now governed so they don't drip, you know you should keep your older saw..
Can't even begin to count the number of new clam-shell saws people have brought to me for a 'tune-up' and ended up getting parted out and thrown in the scrap bin as a result of burned pistons, scored cylinders or a combination of the two.
Trust the EPA to lean out mixtures to the point where saws eat themselves at the first sign of a mixture or carb issue.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:53 AM
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You are not the only one I have heard this from.

I was actually looking at new ones at my local dealer and he told me with emissions and the way they are built now it would be a huge mistake, and to keep using the 029. The only complaint I have is that it is heavy after a full day of cutting. It will start on the second pull and idle until it runs out of gas though.
I can't speak for all of the newer saws, but this is what was keeping me away from a ms362. I found a deal I couldn't refuse, so far I like it much better than the ms361 and it has cut at least 5 or 6 full cord this year. Modded the muffler, took the limiters out of the carb, so far so good.
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I can't speak for all of the newer saws, but this is what was keeping me away from a ms362. I found a deal I couldn't refuse, so far I like it much better than the ms361 and it has cut at least 5 or 6 full cord this year. Modded the muffler, took the limiters out of the carb, so far so good.
Do yourself a favor, mix super unleaded in it or Stihl Motomix if you don't allready.. It gives the new saws a fighting chance..
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:35 PM
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Do you mix for the older saw Mark?
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I have a Husky 455 Rancher and really like it. I got it for trimming and cleaning up the woods on our property. It does a good job but it's also the only saw I've ever ran.
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Do you mix for the older saw Mark?
Which saw? 30:1 on the older ones, 50:1 on the rest.. I allways add a little extra for lubrication..
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I have a Husky 455 Rancher and really like it. I got it for trimming and cleaning up the woods on our property. It does a good job but it's also the only saw I've ever ran.
Nothing wrong with Husqvarna in my book.. I am partial to Stihl but there are models of Husky's in a certain CC range that I like better than the compatible Stihl..
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