I have a 346xp magnumWow very little responses from what used to be one of the most important questions in the history of Stihl chainsaws. I had planned to write a whole book about the legendary "66" but never got around to it. I thought originally in the mid 90's magnum had the stock dual port muffler and was rated higher HP, later on the sticker meant nothing since all those pro saws had the sticker. I'll try and find my notes from previous guys like Jacob J, Lakeside, Windthrown and others. I can take some pics of my "66" collection, much slimmed down over the years though.
In terms of parts, Def Dave had a good list here:
Hey I noticed you’re is the red light model, I have only just learnt about them. Would you have a preference with or without one generally?Hey i figured it out, I have a non-magnum here....non-HD air filter but don't let the looks fool you, this thing will also eat yours for lunch
Here's a little information on 066/ms660 saw's for ya Tom so you don't end up buying a turd down the road.Hey I noticed you’re is the red light model, I have only just learnt about them. Would you have a preference with or without one generally?
Thanks heaps for that info, super clear!!Here's a little information on 066/ms660 saw's for ya Tom so you don't end up buying a turd down the road.
Here in Australia our ms660 where true magnum saw's right to the end of there run and the ms661 took over.
This is a true Aussie ms660 7.1 or .2 hp the ms661 is 7.3 hp.
This ms660 was one of the last here in AU you could buy before the ms661 replaced them on the shelf.
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Now this is a USA EPA ms660 down on power made to meet EPA regs in the USA. Lots were imported into AU privately and solid as true Aussie ms660 magnum saw's and sold for like 2k.
It's easy to see why they were so impressed with the ms661 over there compering it to this down on power saw.
Easy to spot a fake import just going off the muffler as you can see in these pics.
If you see one for sale smile thank them for wasting your time and walk.
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I know a little bit about the Aussie 066/ms660 they are awesome saw's one of the most reliable saw's ever made.
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Difference between the two? Yeah we got the real deal lolAny idea what the difference is between the US variant of the 660 versus the 660 sold in Australia?
Port timing, really?Difference between the two? Yeah we got the real deal lol
But yeah port timing carb jetting and muffler is a few. I even think chain catcher is different?...
I don't think any American has ever been impressed with there EPA ms660 they call em turds stock..
Ya got me there as I've never owned a EPA ms660 only going off what I've read on the internet's over the years regards to the port timing.Port timing, really?