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  1. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    See what Jethro said. I'll only add that the clutch nut is LH threaded .... That might be obvious. Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
  2. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    My Pioneer P42 (HP) originally came to me with a cartridge filter (that was busted) and I swapped it over to the P42 Western style air filter that's just a closed airbox with a oiled foam filter over the top, under the cover -- and really it works better than any other filter I've used. My...
  3. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    Thank you -- The pictures very much help.
  4. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    Actually I hadn't seen that note. I can see you definitely need something to keep the sprocket aligned and to keep the rim from falling off the sprocket towards the seal; but it seems like almost anything that's not too thick and the right diameter would work. . . . but maybe the proper part...
  5. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    On a different note. . . Is there anything special about the shim washer in the ProMac 700 / 10-10 clutch/sprocket setup? My saw didn't have one and I've just used a 1/2" shim washer from Home Depot that I replace from time to time. Well it's time for an altogether new clutch and...
  6. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    I use a ProMac 700 for milling -- it works well enough for the bit I do, but it's certainly got it's limations -- your saw will do quite a bit better no doubt. I've got a chainsaw mill with a track based on the Procut Portable sawmills plans, with some minor adaptations. Mostly I haven't...
  7. Joab

    Husqvarna 562XP winter kit tips

    It occurs to me -- I didn't explain my complaint about the lack of instructions on the parts. The instructions from Husqvarna do explain what the blue cover and the black plug are for and when to use them - at least at a basic level. What I meant is more that they don't explain why there...
  8. Joab

    Husqvarna 562XP winter kit tips

    That's good information. I had a similar understanding of the purpose of the blue cover (although I don't articulate it as well); but I haven't ever thought of ethanol fuel being a factor in cold weather carb performance. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) en utilisant Tapatalk
  9. Joab

    Husqvarna 562XP winter kit tips

    I think the blue external cover probably helps in extreme cold -- but I don't really know if that starts to be a problem at -15 or -30 because I've almost always used it when it was cold to avoid issues. I haven't tested to know if the saw runs just as well without it. The only time I've had...
  10. Joab

    Husqvarna 562XP winter kit tips

    Had a little trouble with pics on the last post -- here they are. Hopefully self-explanatory. ( The plug I'm talking about, open for temperatures below freezing, closed for warmer, convenient pocket that fits the smaller or larger plugs -- whichever fits your saw). I'm hoping this is...
  11. Joab

    Husqvarna 562XP winter kit tips

    With regards to point 2 above. It's been cold -- so I had removed the air plug -- but then it turned warmer then next day I was out and I wanted to put it back in. Naturally I had left it in the toolbox in the truck and had to walk back. This is a minor annoyance, but still annoying and so I...
  12. Joab

    Husqvarna 562XP winter kit tips

    One mild annoyance I have with my 562XP is the winter kit. In general, I think it's great but my two complaints are: the instructions that it comes with don't describe what all the parts are for. the air plug that closes off the hole from the air box to the cylinder is just a loose thing...
  13. Joab

    Pioneer chainsaws

    The orange umbrella valve in the fuel cap of my P42 recently degraded to the point of no longer working and subsequently breaking off. In searching for a replacement I discovered that the Poulan equivalent umbrella valve is no longer available. After a little more digging, I discovered that...
  14. Joab

    Pioneer chainsaws

    If you go look at post #11162 of this thread, there's a picture of the DIY puller I've used. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) en utilisant Tapatalk
  15. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    I like it! Panelling and all! Seems very appropriate for a vintage chainsaw shop. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) en utilisant Tapatalk
  16. Joab

    Pioneer chainsaws

    It's a good idea to use some gasket maker or other goop to secure those square nuts in their slots. I learned the hard way that if one rattles loose they will destroy a flywheel and the crankcase casting fins in 30 seconds or less. I have used a blob of black permatex RTV and let it half...
  17. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    My 28" bar is 92 drivers. It's a McCulloch (which is a rebadged Windsor, I think ), so it may be different. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) en utilisant Tapatalk
  18. Joab

    McCulloch Chain Saws

    Had my ProMac 700 out to fell and block up a big problem tree. 28" bar, full comp chain in 3' diameter elm and it pulled not half bad at all. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) en utilisant Tapatalk
  19. Joab

    Husqvarna 562XP spark plug tightening torque question

    If I'm working on my bench and I have a torque spec available, I will often use a torque wrench. The rest of the time I go hand tight and up to about 1/16 of a turn more by feel. I haven't had issue with either method, but I suspect you are right that the turn of nut by feel method is more...
  20. Joab

    Husqvarna 562XP spark plug tightening torque question

    My workshop manual (i.e. one I downloaded) indicates that the correct tightening torque for the spark plug on a 562XP is 18-20Nm. That's 159-177 inch-lbs -- and it would seem to be around the normal range for a 14mm threaded spark plug, but it seems really high for a little 10mm thread spark...
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