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MS461 or MS461R ?

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Glockem45, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. MustangMike

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    The 461 comes with an HD-2. The max flow will last longer between cleanings, but is bulkier.
     
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    It likes Full Comp Square much better than skip on a 24/25" BA.
     
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    I heard the Southeast Stihl MS461's were detuned compared to Northeast Stihl ones... :clap:
     
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    You have not run the northwest version i take it then ......:sweet:
     
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    You know this whole ported saw thing is just a Fad! :D
     
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    BaHaHaHa.

    Good thing this one come from Stihl Southwest, seeing as SouthEast doesn't carry "R" models.
    They want to sell/sale/sail you the Regula 461, and then sell the Wrap handle, Big Clutch cover, and HO Oil pump FO extra.
     
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    Mine came today! Banana fortified...will be seeing wood tomorrow!
    All I hear is how the 461's rip, can't hardly wait.
     

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    We can't hardly wait for your report???
     
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    Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong but aren't these filters supposed to have a round foam pre-filter on them? The pre-filter catches the big crud while the main element is for small dust. The pre-filter cleans easily in the sink with dish soap and a *soft* paint brush.

    I have a 33 year old Honda lawnmower with the same system. The foam pre-filter gets cleaned and re-oiled annually. The main filter has been replaced once in 33 years!
     
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    Only the original HD filters. The new HD2's do not have a prefilter on them. Some run the Outerwears on them with good results.
     
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    So what I have on my New ms461r is the HD2 filter?
     
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    By "Outerwears" are you referring to the prefilter? Are some folks adding the prefilter to the HD2?
     
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    Correct, you have an HD2.
     
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    Most people concur that the HD-2 w/o the outerwear is the better set up. Just tap out the chips every few tanks. The pleated filter has a lot more flow than non pleated filters (more surface area, by far). I have them on all my saws. The Max Flow may be even better, but adds bulk.
     
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    Oh crap, I bought the wrong version?
     

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