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Storing Saw
« on: November 23, 2002, 01:40:24 PM »
How do all of you store your saws for the winter?I'm planning on putting one of my saws away for the next 3-4 months I'm just looking for some good tips..

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2002, 02:32:36 PM »
I just drain the radiator and throw it in the back of the pickup. :D
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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2002, 02:39:57 PM »
All I do is empty the gas tank,start and run the saw until it quits, pull the plug and put a little 2 cycle oil into the cylinder, pull the starter cord a couple of times easy then replace the plug.
Empty the chain oil also.

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2002, 06:38:05 PM »
Put some Stabil fluid in the gas tank and run the saw a little bit.
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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2002, 08:33:35 PM »
Put them away?I am just getting them out.Seriously though I usually use the same routine that Kevin suggested.Seems to work for me.  DonT

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2002, 05:58:29 AM »
Thanks guys keep the info coming,I see alot of people run them dry and I also see that people leave them full I guess it's all preference..

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2002, 11:54:29 AM »
Another question for ya I just got finished cleaning one of my saws and I pulled the plug out and for some reason it's wet,could this be from a mis adjusted carb or excessive idling??If so how can I fix it?

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2002, 01:00:33 PM »
Rob,
Does the chain turn when the saw is at idle?

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2002, 01:07:14 PM »
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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2002, 01:13:38 PM »
It seems like it's loading up at idle a little bit like if I stand the saw on the bar tip with the brake on of course and hold it there it will only idle for maybe 8-10 seconds before it dies.Do you think the Low speed needle could be set a little too rich??

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2002, 01:43:33 PM »
I have a tach, if it was my saw I would start the adjustments from the closed position then open them up and fine tune them with the tach.
If you don`t have a tach I would suggest you take it to your dealer for a tune up but make sure the air filter is clean before hand.

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2002, 02:00:06 PM »
The saw is only about a month or two old it's a 385 Husky.I don't have a tach but I could get one,where is a good place to start from with the screws how many turns from closed to begin with roughly??

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2002, 02:33:46 PM »
Rob;
Check your manual, it should be in there.
Usually the dealer will tune it for free after the initial break in.

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2002, 06:07:24 PM »
Rob,

It sounds like you probably need the dealer's initial tune up after " break in period". I have a new Husky to take in for initial tune up myself.
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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2002, 05:15:28 AM »
OK, Tom . I drained my radiator and threw it in the back of my pickup. Now what do I do with the chainsaw? ???

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2002, 07:06:35 AM »
Woodbeard,

Be careful or I will have to compare you with that confused Canadian Mountie.

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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2002, 10:39:13 AM »
Ron is Stabil fluid is meant for gas/oil mixture only or not?  

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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2002, 11:07:20 AM »
STA-BIL as its called is a fuel stabilizer for easy starting next season. It's recommended for all 2 and 4 cycle engines and is suppose to keep stored fuel fresh without the need to drain the tank.

It seems to work well in my engines as they start right up after a seasons storage with the gas left in the tanks. Of course the chain saws may not be stored as long since they are usually used as regularly needed without a long storage period.

There always seems to be some need for a chain saw. I just rotate the use of the saws so both saws do run some during slow use periods.
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Re: Storing Saw
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2002, 12:44:13 PM »
I use it in my lawn mower and snow blower but I didn't know you could use it with gas/oil mix.  Good to know, thanks.


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