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Re: finally broke down.
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2015, 03:33:55 PM »
Yea, the whole top shroud comes off of these newer smaller cc stihls, give you access to the everything.  Kinda slick, you can blow out the flywheel area pretty easy on these.

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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2015, 03:47:04 PM »
Thank you for your input and Welcome to the Forestry Forum, $ooline.   8)
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2015, 05:28:48 PM »
Thanks, I really enjoy the forum.  Just a chainsawer and firewood nut here.

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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2015, 08:35:27 PM »
I just made a trip to my local dealer, and dropped off my first stihl disappointment... My 362c, owned less than 6 months...its broke down in one way or another, at least 3 times now..first time, oiler issues resulting in stretched and dull chains... Second time spent half the day pulling it, the other half sawing...first time was in the drop notch of a 6 ton tree overhanging a customer's home, with them watching...third time, was trying to cut up logs after said tree job when the oiler stopped working, again...I dropped it off at the dealer today, said I can't trust it...at any price...and brought home a new 660 carb...called the dealer a half hour later, with my only complaint... Why didn't he sell me this saw in the first place!!!
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2015, 08:58:31 PM »
Say about pine sap .First I doubt seriously if I've cut more than half dozen pines in my lifetime

Having said that what I do with my carbide inserted table saw blades is give them a shot of easy off oven cleaner .Let it soak about ten minutes then rinse it off with water.The stuff falls off .Might work for chainsaw chains.

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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2015, 11:26:02 PM »
I was comparing the 362 stihl to the 562 husky when shopping 2 years ago.  Lots of trips back and forth between dealers.  To me the 362 just didn't balance right in my hands like the 562 did. 
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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2015, 12:57:22 AM »
My 362 is still running strong, but it's less than a year old. I hope you just got a lemon.
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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2015, 01:10:24 AM »
Quite happy with my MS362. 
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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2015, 06:29:56 AM »
I'm sure I just got a lemon. I've purchased and owned 9 Stihls now, and have liked them all but the "lemon"... It happens....
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« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2015, 04:47:50 PM »
Well, I used mine to drop a sweet gum tree and then when I went to start it to buck the limbs off, it wouldn't start. I pulled and pulled each time trying to pull it harder to get it to start until the pull rope broke. I think I'll take mine back to the man I bought it from tomorrow.
 

 
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« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2015, 04:57:39 PM »
It certainly should be taken care of under warrantee.
Sorry to hear of your prob.
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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2015, 05:37:14 PM »
Find out what is wrong if it doesn't start in 4-6 easy pulls. Saves starter ropes.  8)
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Re: finally broke down.
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2015, 09:37:03 PM »
When cold, like it has been sitting for several days, my MS361 takes exactly 8 pulls to "gurgle". 
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« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2015, 09:26:56 PM »
And sometimes it's operator error starting the M-tronic saws....they are a bit different as are the autotune .

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« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2015, 10:46:00 PM »
And sometimes it's operator error starting the M-tronic saws....they are a bit different as are the autotune .

Just sayin....... ;)
I think you hit the nail on the head. I had calmed down by the next morning and I fixed the pull rope and it started right up. It's been running good ever since. I may have let my temper run a little too much.
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Re: finally broke down.
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2015, 07:21:55 AM »
You can flood them out easy if you are not careful. 
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« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2015, 08:05:41 AM »
Cornfield Al, that oven cleaner is just lye in a handy spray can with a little perfume to please mommy. I would be nervous as it would really degrease the chain. Oven cleaner is dandy to help strip old caked on grease and dirt off tractors, be aware it will affect some paint. I use it around the PTO when prepping a tractor for paint. Pitch up chains left overnight in kero or diesel wit a little oil in it works, what doesn't desolve rubs off easily first cut. Frank C.
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