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Re: MS 400
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2021, 02:30:18 PM »
I'm sure lots have . I got the new 400 on the table to get surgery .  I want abit more torque with the rpms 

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #61 on: August 01, 2021, 03:12:55 PM »
She ported yet?
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2021, 04:05:54 PM »
maybe  ;D

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2021, 07:30:52 AM »
was at the dealer yesterday and they said the new MS400i is coming out and being tested in the USA, I have not seen a i model or heard anything about it but maybe guys in the USA have

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2021, 07:57:00 AM »
Id be interested in hearing how it is received by the end users. Id also be interested to hear what those famous saw shops think about them, because its intriguing to me, and has been since I first heard about them. All ears ya know.
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #65 on: August 27, 2021, 12:36:58 PM »
A 400i, Im in. 

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2021, 03:52:43 PM »
The 2 main things I want changed on the 400 is first the trigger for the choke/start mode . My 400 does not like to hold close . The  MS 462 is alot better and feels good when you put it on . Next is I would like to see say 20% more bar oil from the oil pump . The 400 is a very very nice saw to use . Very easy on the shoulders and makes descent power . I have cut lots of 3 or 4 ft on the stump with mine and it's cut alot of timber now and got quite a few hours on it

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #67 on: August 28, 2021, 09:01:44 AM »
said the new MS400i is coming out and being tested in the USA
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i don't understand, what new 400i? is there a newer model coming out? you already have the 400i in use, right?
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #68 on: August 29, 2021, 08:31:28 AM »
I have ms 400C , this 400i model is to be like the 500i and be injected into the crankcase . Like I said I have never seen this i model or if its even true but the dealer said its out in test form in the USA

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #69 on: August 29, 2021, 10:09:57 AM »
ah, i thought that the 400 came out as a i and you already used them for some time. didn't know there is a C version
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #70 on: August 29, 2021, 12:51:06 PM »
Mine has 400c on the rewind cover . Your in a different country so who knows what you have lol  I have seen saws in the USA come with carbs like the 261 and others where we are mtronic only here

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2021, 08:04:18 AM »
We have squat here, dealer can't even bring a 500, 462, 400, ...in ::). I would love to buy a 500i, thinking of bringing one down from the US.

the newest models we get is, 260, 361 (which is a awesome saw, i have 2), 382 heavy turd from Brazil, 651 ( ::)never heard of this one), 660, 661, 780 ???  ???, 880. no Rollomatic or light bars, limited chains, no chainsawpants or other important ppe , it's like living in the 1970s
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2021, 04:35:00 PM »
Did something totally out of character for me today.
   I run 362's.  I have three of them.  I went to 362's about 20 months ago because of a shoulder injury and thought a  lighter saw would be  easier on it.   But I've been thinking of going back to a 462 because when I want to run a 24 inch bar the 362 just doesn't quite have the power I want. 

So I was at the saw shop today and as usual they had next to no logging saws but they did have a new 462 and, a 400.   What the heck is a 400?   So I looked it over, liked the balance.  Looked at the spec's, liked that to, splits the difference between the 462 and 362 and the next thing I know I bought it.  
What the heck was I thinking?  
The guy at the shop, Ive known him for years told me they have sold 8 or ten of them and so far none came back and what they have heard has been good.
So we'll see.  Taking it to the woods tomorrow.   Hope I don't regret my first impulse buy in many years.
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2021, 06:45:01 PM »
I like my 400's alot more than the 362's I had 

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2021, 07:31:24 PM »
I like my 400's alot more than the 362's I had
Only been one day but, me to so far.
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« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2021, 07:47:32 PM »
Next is I would like to see say 20% more bar oil from the oil pump . The 400 is a very very nice saw to use . Very easy on the shoulders and makes descent power . I have cut lots of 3 or 4 ft on the stump with mine and it's cut alot of timber now and got quite a few hours on it
I agree with you on the oil pump. It ain't putting out enough.  Other than that though, after only one week running it in the woods, I got no complaints.
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Re: MS 400
« Reply #76 on: September 28, 2021, 08:02:17 PM »
its fine if running a 20 inch bar on oil but I find a 24 inch bar does not get enough when cutting stuff like white oak , The husky 562 has the same problem . But I fell with the 462 yesterday and I sure can tell you the 462 uses quite abit more fuel compared to the 400 

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #77 on: September 28, 2021, 10:01:41 PM »
Have any of you ever tried modding an oil pump for more output?
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #78 on: September 29, 2021, 06:16:24 AM »
I will once I get a second to pretty much breath , she is pretty much 7 days a week here and if its daylight enough I can see I'm cutting and piling in the dark

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Re: MS 400
« Reply #79 on: October 07, 2021, 10:05:07 PM »
one thing on the 462's both Pete and I have found and that is after say 3 or 4 months of running the ball that attaches to the gas cap comes out of its holder in the gas tank, not just may be one or 2 of the saws but everyone has done it and I think that on 10 of the 462's between us 


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