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Discussion in 'Chainsaw Stickies' started by briantutt, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. edisto

    edisto Spelling/Reality Check

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    Thanks a bunch! I got a nibble in the "Wanted to buy" thread today, so hopefully my search is done!

    The 2000 that I have is well-used, but still has 170 psi compression.
     
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    Just priming the pump...if I get it for under $100 I'll put it in the museum.

    Mark
     
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    Mark - I hate to ask, but with the saws being pick-up only, is there any chance you'd be willing to ship one if it was purchased? I'd be glad to pay a hefty handling fee to help support the museum and pay for the trouble.
     
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    I do expect to win a few items for myself and would be happy to pick up items for other winners as well and arrange for shipping. Could be an opportunity to find out how the Fastenal pallet shipping really works.

    Mark
     
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    That's extremely generous Mark!

    It's going to take me another hour just to finish going through the listings!
     
  6. 2stroke_shaman

    2stroke_shaman ArboristSite Guru

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    Local guy selling back then . Go 1.5 miles down yonder. Then go back yonder a half . Lol love it .
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  7. Mauser

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    I have an old Super 2, UT 10521A - looking for a High Altitude 0.29 carburetor plate, #93199

    This is a very old saw, but it still runs like a champ. I really love this saw, and it is the first thing I grab for light work. I bought it new and it spent its first 25 years or so at low elevation. I now live over 7,200 feet in the mountains, and the saw still seems to run pretty darned good, but thought I would see if I could scrounge up a high altitude plate for the carb anyway (no high-speed adjustment on these). This plate seems to be a true HIGH altitude option, since the owners manual says not to run it below 5,000 feet in big red capital letters.
     
  8. sweepleader

    sweepleader Chainsaws and Fire Trucks, perfect.

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    For my 2 cents, just lean out the screws 1/8 or 1/4 turn and you are there. Keep it rich enough to 4 stroke when not in the cut, then smooth out in the wood. No reason that I know of to toss the high speed adjustment capability.
     
  9. Mauser

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    You are not listening - there is NO high speed adjustment capability on the Super 2 or XL 2 saws - only a low speed screw. The only option for high speed is to replace the carburetor plate.

    Many saws say in the manual that they are fine up to 1,000 feet, or maybe even 3.000 feet, but I live a mile and a half up, so some sort of extra adjustment is really called for. I am actually surprised that my old Homelite does as well as it does up here, but I would like to see what it can do with a real high altitude plate in the carb.
     
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  10. PogoInTheWoods

    PogoInTheWoods Don't forget about the alligators...

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    Actually, they did also come with fully adjustable carbs..., both Super 2's and XL 2's. Would probably be easier, faster, cheaper, (and more sensible) to find a fully adjustable replacement carb for your saw than the high altitude plate..., or a whole other saw just for an adjustable carb. Should be able to find one for $20 or $30.
     
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  11. Mauser

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    Well, I guess I'll bow to your obviously superior knowledge.

    But I will still point out that my Owners Manual (1980, second edition) specifically states that "The carburetor is an all-position, diaphragm type having a factory-calibrated, high-speed mixture system for proper high speed performance." Without bothering to type in the next two paragraphs, I'll simply note that it says that there are only two adjustments - the "idle speed screw" and the "idle mixture adjustments". My personal experience with the Super 2 is based on just my own saw and this manual, so I am currently un-informed on whatever else they might have made after I bought the saw. For years I thought that Homelite only made junky cheap home-owner class saws, so I never paid much attention to it - only recently have I come to realize what a gem it is.

    I know there are thousands of other saws that I could buy, but I love the one I have. I guess I'll keep my eye out for a replacement carburetor if such a thing exists for this model.
     
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    Something like this?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Homelite-C...652742&hash=item3fb4b88c50:g:-UEAAOSwP2NbTQSs
     
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    Yup, that is the exact item I want. Too bad it is on crapbay - I absolutely refuse to EVER buy anything from that dump - too much garbage and dishonest people. I know that the majority are fine, but I just refuse to deal with them. (Somebody that just flatly states he does not take returns is also kind of a big red flag to me - who knows what kind of garbage he will send?!)

    My loss, I guess. But I do appreciate your posting the info for me.
     
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    There are reasons sellers don't take returns on chainsaws or parts. Folks buy them then exchange their bad parts for the good ones, or run bad mix, then send them back for a refund. The saw world has a few bad apples in it.
     
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  15. PogoInTheWoods

    PogoInTheWoods Don't forget about the alligators...

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    And the all too familiar arrogant newbies who wouldn't know or take, (let alone appreciate), good advice if it bit em in the ass.
     
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    The seller has a high rating and looks like he is selling off parts from a small engine shop. I have passed on ebay items where the seller has little or no selling feedback history. The part looks to be pretty rare. @chainsawlady may shed some light on the part.
     
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    PogoInTheWoods Don't forget about the alligators...

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    Yessir on all counts. An ebay seller's rating is like gold and most sellers will go way out of their way to maintain a good one. Risking it over a $9.00 part would certainly be the exception to the norm and extremely foolish. That said, everyone who uses ebay frequently enough has a shaky experience sooner or later. I certainly have, tho it was never anything that wasn't ultimately resolved by civilized dialogue, nor did those experiences sour me on using ebay when it was the best solution for a particular need.

    And fwiw, a Walbro HDC-65 or a Zama C2S-H5 should be suitable and fully adjustable replacements for the fixed jet carb if that approach becomes an easier and more desirable route to go for those in the land of rarefied air. There may be others, but those two options were fairly easy to track down with very little effort.
     
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    I think I'll list these on eBay. [​IMG]

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    PogoInTheWoods Don't forget about the alligators...

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    Someone on CL near me had a box full like that for 20 bux. I probably shoulda bought it.
     
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    Looking for the flywheel side crank seal for a Homelite 775D.
    It measures 11/16" ID x 15/16" OD.
    I've tried my local auto parts store, and eBay, both to no avail. I do not even have the part number for the seal.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     

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