Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by tmessenger, Feb 17, 2014.
can you please post a link to the carb you bought
Is it worth the upgrade?
I haven’t put the saw into a solid piece of wood yet but it sounds much sweeter just revving it without load. Like someone posted earlier, it may be a bit harder to start without having the half choke option like the original carby but I think I can live with it. I hope to use the saw on Saturday so I will be able to share my findings then, stay “tuned”
Sounds a interesting read.
Thank you, This was the exact carb I was looking at too, Look forward to seeing how you go, Whats the go with the choke as in what happens when you put it in the half choke position? its just in run?
The choke seems to jump off the second notch and goes straight to run. I didn’t take a lot of time to look at it enough but I’m thinking that the choke flap lever is slightly different to original carb and pulls the start lever straight up to run instead of stopping half way. It might need further inspection on the weekend.
All good mate just trying to get a mental picture of what happens, Sounds like its definitely worth it though! I was looking at the wt215 as my ms170 was bogging down at wot, But pulled the carb apart and cleaned it out and now its all good but is running slightly too rich and no longer pulls the rpms it did and cuts no where as fast so might buy one and throw it on just for the adjustability and tuning benefits!
Called the dealer near me and a genuine wt215 is $112.50, not worth it when I payed $150 for the saw
Well after giving my setup a tune I tried it in some very damp greybox and it seemed to bog down a little. I had my 14” tungsten tipped chain so figured that it wasn’t a really practical test for it. I tried it in a piece of very dry ironbark with the tungsten chain and it performed well. I wouldn’t say a huge improvement in power but a small improvement. I actually got the choke to work on the half choke and it started up really well. I’ll try to get to the muffler mod and another tune tomorrow to see if anything changes.
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