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562xp Hot start?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Andyshine77, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. CR888

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    Spike said it well....epa & AT gets the blame for any issue one cannot understand/resolve. It is simply a heat issue, asside from the cover cutting mods heat shield tape in the right spots could be a solution too. It's about keeping the carb cool.
     
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    I feel your pain man. My 562 does the same, as did my t540xp which has since been sold and replaced with a 201tc. It is the most frustrating thing especially when your climbing a tree and they won't start. My 562 had the carb updated and I haven't had a chance to try it in the real hot weather yet. I have noticed that the throttle response is better, there isn't any hesitation when going to full throttle. I wish stihl made the 441cm still. That thing is a beast.

    Link to my issues:
    http://www.arboristsite.com/community/index.php?threads/297184/

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  3. Andyshine77

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    I remember that thread, thought you were crazy is first, guess we both are lol.

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    Yeah, I'd be happy to. I have a couple 2253's that a guy hasn't picked up yet, so I'll try and get a couple pics up later today. Walt already put up some nice pics of the Huskys.

    I'll also post the part numbers for the new top covers if anyone is interested. There is a number for the 555 cover, but it's not even in the system yet. No numbers on the Red's yet because as of a week or 2 ago, there wasn't yet a service bulletin on the Jonnys, but I figured why wait for it to come out so i started cutting. Reason the SB would lag on the Jonsereds is that these changes are typically tied to a serial number break. So, there would be a later run of these updated saws and the SB would then follow.
     
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    Not the greatest pic, but this is what I did to the 2253's. The hole could be a little farther to the rear on the 50cc saws vs the 60's.

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    It bothers me that people have to mess around like this with a brand new saw. These aren't particularly cheap either. I don't usually have to run a saw in hot weather so it wouldn't impact me but it still seems like something that shouldn't be happening with a flagship model saw.
     
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    Spike if you can get us the part # for the new covers for 562xp and 545

    I am buying one of each ! We should not have to but hey. It can only help

    I only had the hot star issue a couple times with my 562.

    Have a good night

    JF
     
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    It's simply enough to open yours up.
     
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    I have a question. Is the flywheel the same on the 555 as the 562?
    Why do we very seldom hear of problems from the 555? Is it a better saw?
    @spike60
     
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    Less popular with AS saw fanatics is my guess. Maybe they run cooler do to lower specific output?
     
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    Opened up the cover on my 550. It looks OK I guess. I removed the small internal baffle next to the spark plug, and the side of the cover a bit. Didn't see the need to remove the material on the side below the cylinder.

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    Not sure its a 'better saw' but I have always asked myself the same question. Even the carb stumble issues don't seem to ever be reported with the 555. I have a 555 and have used it extensively in hot weather and it has always run fine. I think being detuned over the 562 is not such a bad thing, my 555 performs really well with over 150hrs. Its a 2012 model too. I run it with a 15" b/c for limbing....not a 28" like some do bucking with a 562.
     
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    Here's the top cover part numbers. 550 and 562 are $28 and $29. 555 isn't even in the system yet.

    550--587248603
    562--587248702
    555--587248504

    555 and 562 do use the same flywheel. (except for the XPG). 555 is the most under appreciated saw I've ever seen. Some people say the 555's hold up better than the 562's. Do they, and why? I haven't sold the 555 in numbers that allow me to confirm that. Only thing I can guess would be that they don't run quite as close to the edge as the 562, but we're going off into the land of theories and not facts there. Plus most 555's don't end up in as hostel an environment as the 562's do.

    I have to be careful saying too many nice things about the 555 cause @weimedog has been calling it a near perfect saw for a couple years now, and I hate to have to agree with him publically. :eek:
     
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    Thank you very much Spike.

    I will just have to find someone who can sell it to me ( I live in Quebec, Canada ).

    Have a great day

    JF
     
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    I've been sayin the 555 is the best firewood saw on the market for a while now. :cool:
     
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    The case could easily be made for the 555 or 2258 over the a 346, 550, 2153 and 2253. My case is little additional weight, much more power and about the same price. Ya sure don't see very many 555 in the Tradin Post.
     
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    Let's not get crazy now. Lol :innocent:;)
     
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    555 would not replace a ported 346s' for me, but if a guy wanted a new saw with the best power to weight in a smaller size than other 60cc saws, it is the one.
     
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    2260:numberone:= more money
     
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