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Re: Stihl M-Tronic
« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2019, 02:20:55 PM »
Yeah you wouldn't want to be in the predicament of a barber chair on a tree splitting up 30 feet above you when your saw stops the instant you're half ways through the back cut.
That Mtronic should have a built in warning signal when it's starting to run out of gas.
My 261 I noticed it had a slight ignition miss right before it almost died and I was able to turn it off in time.
 But I was just lucky I was paying attention.
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Re: Stihl M-Tronic
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2019, 12:29:57 AM »
I just bought my 4th M-Tronic saw, a 241c. I don't think it will take over the 362c for riding shotgun with me, I love that saw, all-around. I'm stingy, so all the M-Tronics I have are second-hand to me. But I'm happy to say, I haven't had major issues yet.
I like that one can perform a simple reset for various situations, especially when entering a new season.  Then they seem to run like a champ.

I would like to ask: does one benefit from modding (intake/exhaust port timing grinding or muffler mods) the M-Tronic saws in the same way as a normal carb? I wonder how hot I can make my 241c before I run into issues -- but I'm also OK if the suggestion is to leave it alone.

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Re: Stihl M-Tronic
« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2019, 06:43:55 AM »
Check out this thread starting at reply #507.
Actually the whole thread is worth the read!

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Re: Stihl M-Tronic
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2019, 07:54:54 AM »
I definitely agree with the "do not run out of fuel" statement!!!!!!!

Is that enough !!!!?? :)

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Re: Stihl M-Tronic
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2019, 03:49:43 AM »
Last week I was at the stihl dealer. I know the guy pretty good, and asked about the M-tronics. He told me that the first models had some problems, he thought it was the 201 tophandle who were the first with m-tronic. After the first models they never had serious problems. Most important thing is to keep everything clean when refilling and servicing. When there are problems with the M-tronics, people will say it's a software problem but in fact the problem is caused by bad maintenance and contamination. It's not my experience, just tell what he told me last week  ;)

He didn't recognize the problems with running out of fuel either, is everyone here having problems with it? 
He also told me that you can reset the m-tronic by running it on choke for 60 or 90 seconds. It's a kind of calibration, and mostly the problems will be solved. When carburettor and everything is clean offcourse... And the microprocessor/unit is easy to replace. 

I think my next saw will be a m-tronic, than I can figure it out my self  ;D

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Re: Stihl M-Tronic
« Reply #65 on: March 20, 2019, 11:28:17 PM »
Regarding M tronics VS older conventional models there has been a raging debate out here . Both Stihl and Husqvarna sell and service many saws in this neck of the woods . Most folk up here live at 7-10,000 ft 
most fuel wood cutting is done between 9-11,000 . Talking to dealers and many folk using the newer M tronic models , most folk seem very unhappy with their performance.
 I'm not referring to a home owner occasionally cutting but people who make a living selling firewood or cut their own for winter.
BUT Ive never owned one so my impression is based on other peoples feedback.
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Re: Stihl M-Tronic
« Reply #66 on: March 22, 2019, 12:46:33 PM »
I bought a MS661 and have only made a couple of cuts with it. Bad weather.  I can tell you that it is very quick. But, I'll never put over a few hours on it.

A tree service guy brought me a MS261 with an earlier solenoid. The piston was toast.  I cleaned the cylinder, put a Meteor piston and a new solenoid. Just finished a few minutes ago. Seems to run fine.

How does a man who runs a saw for a living let a saw cook and not hear it or be able to tell it is off.   Never have understood that.

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Re: Stihl M-Tronic
« Reply #67 on: March 23, 2019, 04:37:10 PM »

How does a man who runs a saw for a living let a saw cook and not hear it or be able to tell it is off.   Never have understood that.
Most of them don't, and I don't understand either, but they just are not "engine men".

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