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Are there any easy mods for a stihl 310?
« on: November 14, 2005, 12:37:39 PM »
I've got a 2 year old stihl 310 with a 24 inch bar, it was the biggest I could afford at the time. I'd like to squeeze a bit more performance from the saw and can't find much info on good ol' google. Probably because I'm not sure what to look under.

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Re: Are there any easy mods for a stihl 310?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2005, 04:19:51 PM »
The best bang for your buck would be to modify the muffler and readjust the carb. Search threads for muffler mods or open your muffler outlet(s) to between 80 and 100% of the cylinder exhaust port. Also port match the exhaust gasket and muffler inlet.

Start on the smaller side because it can be tough to put metal back and consider how the new or larger ports will redirect the exhaust flow, will it bounce back and burn your fingers in a long cut or will it melt any plastic?

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Re: Are there any easy mods for a stihl 310?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2005, 04:34:54 PM »
I don't think it would hurt anything as long as it doesn't redirect the exhaust straight up.
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Re: Are there any easy mods for a stihl 310?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2005, 10:34:04 PM »
Don't get carried away. The 310 is a consumer saw and does not have the bottom end to withstand heavy modding and the resulting high rpm's.
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Re: Are there any easy mods for a stihl 310?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2005, 01:19:26 PM »
Sawguy is right. Don't get carried away. The 310 does a pretty good job out of the box. Do you need the 24 inch bar? That saw would be at its best with an 18-20 inch judging by the few that have come though my shop.
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Re: Are there any easy mods for a stihl 310?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2005, 06:28:41 PM »
I use the 24 inch bar often, I bought it 2 years ago and I'm outgrowing it fast.
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Re: Are there any easy mods for a stihl 310?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2005, 10:12:19 PM »
I would suggest a larger saw if you need the 24". I use the analogy of a 35' fifth wheel travel trailer with all the bells and whistles being pulled by a six cylinder half ton. It will hook up, the truck will pull it but is it going to be adequate. Go to a MS390 or better yet a MS440 if the budget will allow. Are you running 3/8 chain as I have not seen .325 on a bar longer than 20"
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Re: Are there any easy mods for a stihl 310?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2005, 11:28:35 PM »
aye 3/8 chain, I'm looking at some used saws now. A neighbor has a older model 066 I'd like to buy or trade for.
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