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Offline KGNC

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Winter Operation
« on: January 06, 2006, 05:07:14 PM »
Hello Everyone.
Just joined this forum. I've been reading through some of the old topics, lots of good stuff here. After reading some folks opinion of the saw I almost hate to mention that I have a MS 310. I 've had it for 6 months and it's proven to be a very good saw, certainly all I need.
The manual has instructions on moving shutters for winter operation. I have tryed it both ways in 20 Deg (f) temps and it really didn't seem to make any difference in the saw performance. Looking for others thoughts and experience with same.

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Re: Winter Operation
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2006, 06:17:36 PM »
The only time I move the shutter is if the carb ices up. Other than that I leave it in the summer postion all the time. At times we use them at -30F. Just make sure your mixture is right. They Lean out the colder it gets. Forgot to put this is for a 046 and 044. Hey if you like the saw that is all that matters

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Re: Winter Operation
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2006, 08:13:01 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Nothing to be ashamed of on what saw you have. If you like it, that is what counts the most. I have an MS361 and like it real well. Had a carb kit put on under warranty, as it had a problem 'warm' starting, but now seems just fine. Unless it's way below zero, I doubt I will even try the shutter, but more experience this winter will help me decide.

The 'warm' start check was after sawing for about a hour, then leaving the saw set for 2 hours. Turned the switch on and pulled once. Saw started and idled well. I like that.  :) ;D  It's more than I expected, but I like it that way.
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