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Should I try a muffler mod on my 262xp?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by GSP, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. GSP

    GSP ArboristSite Operative

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    I have it stripped and am putting in a new OEM piston and also crank seals.I've never rebuilt or muffler modded before. All of this is new to me.I've heard before that the 262 mods aren't that much of a gain as the mufflers aren't restricted as the newer saws.Is this right? Any info. on how to mod would be great.
     
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    I think some gains, minor, can be made with porting work, but a muffler mod will gain so little it will hardly be noticible.
    Stock, that saw is kind of hard to beat without some MAJOR working over.
     
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    I was going to mod mine but I dont think I am going to now. The saw has a ton of power as is, and I really like the way it sounds right now. I never thought I would find a saw that did not need a muffler mod but this is the saw. :chainsaw:
     
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    GSP ArboristSite Operative

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    Thanks redneck and huskyman.I think I will just leave it.
     
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    stihl 440 Addicted to ArboristSite

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    leave it!

    Leave it, it's good!:greenchainsaw:
     

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