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Low compression on my new Stihl MS362

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by James Sawyer, Mar 21, 2019.

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  1. lone wolf

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    It aint buried in a big log with the whole bar so not sure yet?
     
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    That looks like a 241 log.:rolleyes:
     
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    My thoughts too.
     
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    :surprised3::omg::laughing:
     
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    At least the chain isn't stopping like the ops
     
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    You are totally right of course. The log is too small. But who would run another chainsaw than their brand new one regardless of log size!
     
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    What kind of Birch is it ?
     
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    I keep my MS362CM in the backyard shed. When it heard your video it self started. I got there just in time to shut it off before it ate it's bar sheath!
     
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    The one I ran Saturday wouldn’t cut like that - as the owner described it, it truly was sick. Ron
     
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    Funny you should mention the 241. My friend with the now sick 362 has as his three saw lineup - 241, 362 and 462. He runs progressively longer bars so it is doubtful that he will ditch the 362 despite the power to weight advantage of the 462.

    Ron
     
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    It runs great! It bogs down a little when I pull the handle in wood over 12 inches. I would say it runs as expected and that it may pick up a little power after the break in period.
     
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    Don't know exactly. We have a few different kinds here in Sweden but this one is by far the most common and we just call it birch. Well, in Swedish it is actually björk.
     
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    My 192t comment wasn't in direct reference to you or your 362. Sorry about that. I've made a few 241 vids lately with an 18" bar buried and I knew Steve and shad would chuckle.
     
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    What chain and are you running????. My saw cuts nothing and I mean nothing like that! I would be so pleased if it did! The second video you showed... if you had my saw the chain would stop 3 to 5 time on the average in a cut like that. I was cutting soft wood Doug fir. ...not a hard wood as you were! You saw right out of the box actually runs good and can cut something. Mine is just a frustration to run, I just hate thought of even running it....its so bad! I thought I'd make effort to run it some more before I sent it to Stihl... JD with Stihl said I could just sent the saw back to him and he would make it right. I still not so sure what right is for Stihl because of what the dealer have said. Boy... if my saw ran like yours I would be so pleased. That's a perfect example of what I think this saw should run like. Can you check the compression for me...I would be so interested in what your getting. Fact If you didn't have a gauge I would ship you mine...just to know what you have?
     
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    If jd from stihl said send it back to make it right then why in the world haven’t you yet, if in fact you’re that disappointed with it???


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    Well you crammed so much extra sausage in that 241 that I have to go out and buy a bigger bar just to tame it down a little.

    Where do I get a .404 bar for it again?

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    I am running a new Stihl RS chain in the video. I usually run Oregon 75 LPX. They are similar and perform about the same.

    Yeah, shipping your gauge to me will take a while and cost more than it's worth since I'm in Sweden. :) I was unable to locate the correct adapter for my gauge so I will go out a buy a new gauge just to get this compression question settled once and for all...
     
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