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Natster

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Just a comment about "hopping it up". I tend to think run 5-10 tanks through it, extra juicy, (not lean mix, but rich mix) before modding anything. Except the carb limiter caps. To run juicy, you must open up some fuel. My concept is forget warranty. It's your saw. Run her a bit rich (especially on break in) then, mod the muffler, getting rid of any screens in the muffler. It's your saw. Warranties are for wusses. You will be happier in the long run. I totally agree with above comment, "if it's too lean, you will probably need warranty."
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ericm979

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Some Echos come with the carb adjusted very lean. Running premix with more oil than the recommended 50:1will make the fuel/air ratio even leaner. (oil is not gasoline). You may want to adjust the carb to suit, which may mean removing or modifying the limiters.

Don't forget safety gear. Felling equipment if you're dropping trees. A splitter- 5 cords is a lot. You may want to build a wood shed. Heating with wood cots a lot more than other methods, even when you don't count your time.

Spark arrestor screens are required here (it doesn't rain for half the year) but even if they wern't I'd run them anyhow. I don't want to be that neighbor who started the big fire. They don't hurt performance as long as they're kept clean, and that's easy to do.

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Natster

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Spark arrestor screens are required here (it doesn't rain for half the year) but even if they wern't I'd run them anyhow. I don't want to be that neighbor who started the big fire. They don't hurt performance as long as they're kept clean, and that's easy to do.
I stand corrected. Maybe its the other screen... The Catylitic one that you could remove.
In any case, clogged screen, make saw run bad.
Thanks, @ericm979
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sean donato

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Just a comment about "hopping it up". I tend to think run 5-10 tanks through it, extra juicy, (not lean mix, but rich mix) before modding anything. Except the carb limiter caps. To run juicy, you must open up some fuel. My concept is forget warranty. It's your saw. Run her a bit rich (especially on break in) then, mod the muffler, getting rid of any screens in the muffler. It's your saw. Warranties are for wusses. You will be happier in the long run. I totally agree with above comment, "if it's too lean, you will probably need warranty."
Be American. Be independent. Forget about "mamma come help you".
Learn to change your own diapers. Don't expect anybody else to do it for you.

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Guess you feel the same way about a new car, stove or whatever else you would buy that may happen to need warranty work due to a manufacturing defect. That's piss poor advice to give to anyone. It's just as bad as a dealer telling you its junk, just buy a new one. Disposable income must be nice.
 

Natster

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Guess you feel the same way about a new car, stove or whatever else you would buy that may happen to need warranty work due to a manufacturing defect. That's piss poor advice to give to anyone. It's just as bad as a dealer telling you its junk, just buy a new one. Disposable income must be nice.
No, I'm at the OTHER end of disposable income. (None)
No, I generally buy used. No warranty. And carry responsibility for everything.
Running a saw lean, and anticipating warranty, is a defeating point of view. It then breaks after warranty quits. Take GOOD care from the start, avoid warranty needs.
No offense meant.
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sean donato

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No, I'm at the OTHER end of disposable income. (None)
No, I generally buy used. No warranty. And carry responsibility for everything.
Running a saw lean, and anticipating warranty, is a defeating point of view. It then breaks after warranty quits. Take GOOD care from the start, avoid warranty needs.
No offense meant.
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Non taken.
 
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