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18 minutes ago, htb said:

Probably used oregon red oil and thought it looked normal

 

Oregon oil that bad? I've only used Stihl Ultra, Husqvarna XP and pre-mixed Aspen/Husq 2T. Place i used to work used Stihl HP and it seemed ok.

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Is it exhaust smoke, or smoke from oil caked onto the barrel fins/exhaust getting hot?, can be bad when chogging down due to long cuts.


I have wondered this too….it is seriously dirty in there. I’ll try and pin point the source next time…
Cleaning all that shit off seems impossible.

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Or , or like my mate did . filled it with diesel , The " keep on truckin' " and Yorky bar jokes lasted a while


One groundie once got my oil and fuel the wrong way round on the echo 2511. That really did stink for some time.
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1 hour ago, stewmo said:

 


I have wondered this too….it is seriously dirty in there. I’ll try and pin point the source next time…
Cleaning all that shit off seems impossible.

 

I’ve seen a cooked cylinder on a 200 because of oil and sawdust blocking up the cooling fins. 
its worth the investment of the time to clean it 😉

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2 hours ago, stewmo said:

 


One groundie once got my oil and fuel the wrong way round on the echo 2511. That really did stink for some time.

 

 

I did that on my Chinese top handle 🤕 I couldn't even start it till I'd cleaned the carb twice it had glued the metering diaphragm solid.

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10 hours ago, stewmo said:

One groundie once got my oil and fuel the wrong way round on the echo 2511. That really did stink for some time.

I found that when I put some oil in the fuel tank of our Echo 2511 (realised before starting it, iirc) it took a large amount of cranking over to clear it with fuel, compared to the same event on a 201T. And no, this is not a weekly occurrence, just cos I am honest enough to admit to having done it twice in a century!

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On 23/07/2021 at 08:17, Wonky said:

I’ve seen a cooked cylinder on a 200 because of oil and sawdust blocking up the cooling fins. 
its worth the investment of the time to clean it 😉

Cleaning chainsaws, that would be a first for most!!!

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1 hour ago, spudulike said:

Cleaning chainsaws, that would be a first for most!!!

Thought that was a service you provided......

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4 hours ago, spudulike said:

Cleaning chainsaws, that would be a first for most!!!

 

I blow mine out with the compressor when it looks dusty, a little and often is always easier than trying to get the baked on stuff off especially if you've been cutting pine or similar.

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3 hours ago, htb said:

Thought that was a service you provided......

That is because I have a pride in my finished product. I don't do it because I like doing it!

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