Yes, I advanced the timing. They are not yet available for purchase in the USA.
I've yet to see a saw that couldn't be.
That capability is not there.
Vapor lock is in the fuel system and does not affect compression.
That doesn't answer the question at all though. Almost all oils will serve you well if used correctly.
Give me the 261 and 462!
Don't look to literature for bar size recommendations. Ask those that use these saws in similar situations as yourself. Me...I like a 28" Stihl...
Check out the threads and videos I've done on the topic. That should help.
The 5200 is heavier but is a WAY stronger saw!
I had no issues at all running e-free pump gas in a 500i.
I personally prefer the 462 over a 500. It's lighter and makes more RPMs. Unless you...
Sounds like a pretty fair price for a mint saw.
You do NOT want to trade a 361 for a 362. I would trade it for a 461 thought, and keep the 261. Great combination.
Washington Hot Saws. He has health issues and quit porting saws years ago.
Sometimes, but it's not required.
Yours? Nice saw.
One of the worst saws to work on.
I honestly have no idea what you mean by snorting.
A ball hone will not ruin a cylinder, including port edges, unless you SERIOUSLY over do it. You almost have to be trying to ruin the cylinder in...
@CausticUC , have you ever honed or seen a chainsaw cylinder honed?
I'm not sure a 372 clamp will work. I think they're too small. You want one for a 385/390.
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