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Chainsaws and engine management

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by saabman, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    my trusty old McCulloch chainsaw has been playing up a bit lately and really wasn't big enough for the amount of wood we chop for the fire so I was instructed to buy a new saw. Who was I to argue ;)

    After much debate and consideration I settled on a Husqvana 562xp. As I was completing the purchase the sales guy was advising me that they offered a free first service which they recommended after about 3 tanks or so of fuel and they would know if I had mis treated it - ran it with no oil - over revved it etc.

    I left thinking this is a 62cc two stroke chainsaw surely it doesn't have an ecu on boad.....

    How wrong was I!

    I just found the instruction manual for the engine diagnostic tool.

    http://cdn.power.husqvarnagroup.com...als/Manual_Engine_Diagnostic_Tool_English.pdf

    This thing logs things like maximum speed, amount of time at full throttle, amalgam of time at part throttle, amount of time at idle.

    Fuel settings

    Can test the throttle position sensor temperature sensors fuel valves and everything else you can think of.

    So been a bit of a geek I get to justify taking my laptop out to the farm when we go chopping wood so I can monitor the performance of the chainsaw :eek:
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Bernie......New Huskys are SOOOOO T4 or T5 :p

    My old Stihl has no airbags, ABS, or recording performance devices, nicely like a T3 or earlier.

    I take it out as often as I need, ensure there's enough correct 40:1 mix fuel, and the bar oil is full, then cut as much firewood as you have the energy to do, and.....................no laptop needed! :)
     
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  3. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    The new stihls have it as well ....

    And they are recommending 50:1 that's like just put the oil bottle next to the chainsaw when you fill it - probably with 98!

    My old McCulloch is pretty basic as well - although somewhat under powered
     
  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    So time to keep my basic Stihl "farm boss" running forever.........like my T3? :rolleyes:

    A full rebuild every 10 years or so, is cheaper than the computer software updates...o_O
     
  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    so , can you chip it or set the thing to give a power increase. o_O
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Not mine.......but maybe Bernies...:rolleyes:

    Maybe he can lower it, and add some chrome bling too! :)



    I'm just happy with the "rat" look authentic chainsaw....;)
     
  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    yeah , chrome chain and engine covers.
    real useful stuff :rolleyes::D
     
  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    About as useful as a laptop in a paddock?:rolleyes:
     
  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Just hook in, do the hard work, and get the wood in the back...............leave the laptop in the Amarok, and play with that later!:p
     
  10. Kombi Dad

    Kombi Dad Well-Known Member

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    And mine too. I purchased the Stihl Farm Boss back in 1988 and is still going strong. It has cut countless loads of wood.

    Ian
     
  11. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Jeez for a minute there Burnie I thought you were looking at fitting the chainsaw engine into one of your cars..heeee
     
  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welleyebeefhooked :eek:

    I have a BBT pole pruner (best $200 I ever spent) and a no real name chainsaw - swapped the spark plugs for NGK and start is much easier. Wasn't after a name brand on either but pole is 25:1 as is chainsaw, Stihl blower is 50:1 and Shindaiwa Trimmer 40:1. I just use a premium 2 stroke oil recommended for 50:1 mix and use it in all 4 including the hedge trimmer which states 25:1.
     
  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You need another kombi Bernie………:p
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    you guys just need a roll of instant fuse.
    no arguing with laptops :eek:
     
  15. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Just for the record the new chainsaw well ...... Cuts wood :lol:

    I didn't set out to buy a high tech saw it was just the way it was.

    I pulled the old one down today and my thought of carby problems was miles of track - the cylinder and bore we're so scored it wasn't funny...

    So i have 2 brand new chairs that suit an 18 McCulloch for sale if any one is interested.

    As for the kombi Mark, the beetle is out of the shed I was admiring the nice empty space this afternoon........
     
  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Pity they're not for Stihls........You would have had an easy sale.....:(
     
  17. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Just because everyone loves pictures
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  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Expect that from a SAAB man......more Swedish technology.

    A Kombi man would have bought a German Stihl....:p
     
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  19. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    I never thought of it like that - I was put off a little but when I went into the stihl shop here last weekend only to find the store all but empty and the guy tells me they are closing down in a couple of weeks :eek:
     
  20. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    I've had my trusty Stihl 038 Magnum since the late 90's and have lost count of the mature redgums it has necked, sliced and diced. No smell better than that of being covered in fresh wood chips, going through trunks like a knife through butter on the power and with a full chisel chain! Still going strong and still keeping the house warm! ;)
     

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