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372 clone clutch E clip

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by jrwied, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:57 AM.

  1. jrwied

    jrwied ArboristSite Member

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    I’ve “spun off” 2-3 already. Saw hasn’t started yet just popped a little. Trying to figure out why I’m spinning them off and destroying them upon trying to start it. Could it be because I didn’t torque my clutch? Just kinda hand tightened. Any input? Anyone seen this? I keep having to set it aside n buy more E clips.
     
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    Tighten the clutch down. Just don’t do it with the recoil in place or it can damage the driver or the pawls
     
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    You think that’s the sole reason? Or could other things contribute?
     
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    Some I've dealt with weren't exactly tight enough and would come rather easily, so I went to an OEM clip and problem is gone

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    jrwied ArboristSite Member

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    That was my experience with it too. I’ve ruined the clone issued one and two OEM. trying not to go for 4.
     
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    When I install a clutch, I put it hand tight, start saw, put chain brake on, rev saw ONE time. Take brake off and run as normal. Never had one come loose doing it this way.

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    That’s what I was goin on. But I think because the saw isn’t starting I’m rattling it loose pulling n pulling.
     
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    Yeah especially if there is no bar and chain on it. But even then, they should be revved up just a little bit and then click the chain break on to set it
     
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    Hardware store E clips are about .010 thinner than the clips that come on saws.
    I would not use them!
     
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    Yea I’m ok paying OEM E clip prices. Just hate paying shipping for such small orders.
     
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    Any know what’s safe torque spec on those?
     
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    2ebff0313ec580cf-1.JPG use this washer under it instead of the one that comes in the kit
     
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    No $hit? Uh lol this damn thing. Every detail. Is that a pic of the oem one?
     
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    Needless to say I’m having a lot more fun building ol stihls. But determined to make the chusky run.
     
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    I impact gun the clutch off and on. I’m very careful how much I spread the e clip installing it.
     
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    As g’ma would say that dern wersher ain’t no good!
     
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    I give it tiny zip with appropriate impact. But I was just lazy bout the clutch cuz Hearn you didn’t had to. Lol
     
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    No it's the one that belongs on a 660... Much better design though. You have to drill it out to a slightly larger diameter though, but with the kits, you will keep throwing clips unless you do this... Or go OEM on the washer and clip. Your choice, but this is what I have found to work flawlessly.
     
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    I have a 660 kit about 3 days away from me right now, I am sure I'll be ordering another one next week, do you want me to send you the washer?
     

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