You ordered a 362 due to this thread just to see for yourself? This thread would lean me to get a 462, which can cut well out of the box and is a beast once broken in. The only issue is its pushing 1200 bucks after tax
Well, I ordered a 362 because I got a really good deal on one. But I am curious to see how it runs and what the compression reading would be. I got another call from the seller and they found another 362 at another location so I may still get one. I'm sure the 462 is a beast but it is expensive! And, I already have an 064 and an 066.You ordered a 362 due to this thread just to see for yourself? This thread would lean me to get a 462, which can cut well out of the box and is a beast once broken in. The only issue is its pushing 1200 bucks after tax
Yes...but its only few 11 oz more then 362.You ordered a 362 due to this thread just to see for yourself? This thread would lean me to get a 462, which can cut well out of the box and is a beast once broken in. The only issue is its pushing 1200 bucks after tax
I think I could find 20 - 30 fairly easily.At this point i'm ready to buy him a new used saw with the help of some others here! Anyone got a beat up good runner 60-70 cc?
Man I feel bad for this guy,he may be stuck with a saw he can’t use & has good enough character not to pass on problem to someone else. I am just curious about not pulling muffler l mean if you are careful and don’t tear gasket around outer cover how would dealer even know? Usually on a new saw I tighten all screws a little or at least check them. I had to laugh at former post about Uncle Andreas as my Argentine friends use this same phrase for Adolph.Well I’m VERY happy to hear this.
You’ve certainly tried to get it sorted out. Let “Uncle Andreas” solve it...
Keep us posted...,
Apparently they were able to find another 362 at another location so I now have a brand new MS 362 C-M in my hand. I haven't even put gas in it yet. I wasn't able to find an M10 adapter for my compression tester. It was on back order. So all I can say right now is that the compression feels fine when pulling the cord, but that doesn't mean much.Ok. So scratch all this. I placed the order yesterday at a very, very good price point. Just now I received word that their stock was sold out and that I would get a refund. Bummer.
Today a friend told me his older style MS362 Mtronic was sick - had no power and he asked me to run it. Sure enough any pressure and the motor would lug and the chain would stop. It had a fresh sharp chain. Cranked, idled and ran fine if you kept a slight lift. Left on its own or with any pressure it would quit. He didn’t want to try to recalibrate; he is going to the dealer on Monday. I will report back.... On their 1st cuts they found the same thing I found, the saw didn't have any power if they loaded the saw the chain would stop. ... .
That has been my experience. I have a 036Pro and a 361. Until recently, I also had two non-M 362s. The 362s definitely had more torque. Also got great fuel usage. The 036 and 361 were very similar and seem to have a higher cutting speed though I have little time on the 361 in stock trim. I had the 361 ported by Terry Landrum. It came back a new animal and is now my go to small saw. I sold the two 362s as I had planned to buy a 462. Holding out for a 500i now. Kept the 036 only because it has been trouble free from day one many years ago - like an old friend.IDK fo sho but I heard the 362 has better low end torque and the 361 revs better? Not positive of this but wait and see.