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Farmertec longevity

grizz55chev

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Play nice cuinrearview, it’s a Monday and we could all use a little kindness. For the record, I don’t own a farmertec Saw, but I’ve used some of their stuff, with mixed results. The rubber stuff like fuel lines, impulse lines and carb boots should be passed on, IMHO.
 
Justin Taylor

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How many tanks does anybody get thru their saws (i.e. who's counting)?

My ms290 is 8+ years old,,,, does anybody keep a notebook and jot down their refills (1/2 fill, 3/4 fill, etc.) over the many years?
Well people that use there saws would easily be able to guess/ estimate I just Wana know if there gonna make it past a decent about of tanks
 

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I think you are just going to have to set aside some time to read the other threads and watch the YouTube videos.
 
Frogge

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Half a tank through the MS361 before the decompression plug popped out and took most of the threads with it.
Around 6 or so tanks now through the new cylinder and it's running fine. Leaks bar oil from somewhere and the fuel cap leaks.
 
noodlewalker

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Those saws are inexpensive. You might get a great one, or one that needs a bit or a lot of work. You will have to decide on your risk tolerance and roll the dice.
I have built over a hundred in the past few years. This is 100% spot on advice. I have found that for the most part the 660s and the 372s are the best kits with the fewest issues, followed by the 070. Then I would say the 380, 360, and 361 would follow that, then the 250. The absolute worst is the 440, stay away from it... Nothing but trouble every time I built one. The 070 is a simple build, but have had a few issues as far as quality, so I question the longevity of it. Overall the advice given in this statement nailed it best.. there are some good and some bad, but even within the "good" ones it is hit or miss on the individual parts that make up the kit.
 

Czed

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If just farmertec parts count
Best recollection is well over 10 gallons through this.
372 farmertec big bore with a farmertec 272 piston cut to a popup with a caber ring.
Still has 170s comp
The rest of the saw is from a different chinese vendor aliexpress
Not farmertec.
The china supplied rings haven't lasted long
and fuel and pulse line's have failed on me and a few chainbrake springs were too soft.
But the metal and plastic parts have held up good. 20190905_190845.jpg
It paid for itself the first tree job i did with it.
It's about two year's old now.
Usually have a 24" on it.
 
Justin Taylor

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I have built over a hundred in the past few years. This is 100% spot on advice. I have found that for the most part the 660s and the 372s are the best kits with the fewest issues, followed by the 070. Then I would say the 380, 360, and 361 would follow that, then the 250. The absolute worst is the 440, stay away from it... Nothing but trouble every time I built one. The 070 is a simple build, but have had a few issues as far as quality, so I question the longevity of it. Overall the advice given in this statement nailed it best.. there are some good and some bad, but even within the "good" ones it is hit or miss on the individual parts that make up the kit.
For the 440 is it just bad to build or the worst quality parts out of all of them?
 
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