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About spudulike

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    Small workshop in the UK

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  1. The crank is manufactured out of damn hard steel and is very unlikely to get damaged or form any sort of "lip" etc. I just fit a new key and then crank the flywheel down pretty damn hard - the exception being some of these lighter modern flywheels that can crack if you torque them too hard. The 660 is fine, it has a steel boss!
  2. Pull the plug out, turn the saw upside down so the plug hole is pointing downwards and pull it over hard for 5-10 times. You should get a fair bit of fuel mix running out of the plug hole. Let it dry out and try again.
  3. Not being funny but the OPs remit was for cleaning saws and pumping tyres and the no tank design will do that just fine.😉
  4. I agree with Stubby, there is no issue with a no tank compressor for air gun applications. Sure, you cant run a rattle gun off them but they are very suitable for cleaning saws - just switch it on and go. We aren't making it up, it is what it is and it works!
  5. I started with a pump only compressor so no tank, you just turned it on and the pressure was generated against the gun so you just kept pulsing the trigger. It worked just fine and did the job until it pretty much wore out! Any compressor is better than none and you could use it to pump tyres etc. It wouldn't power a staple gun or rattle gun though!
  6. The 660 coil and flywheel are pretty robust and rarely go wrong. The flywheel has a steel taper and it is rock solid and can take a lot of torque on the location nut. Backfiring is a sign that the ignition timing has shifted which is strange. Best to pull off the flywheel, check the key and then reset the flywheel again and tighten - not sure how you locked the crank in place to do this but you should use the Stihl double ended plastic stop for this IMO. Not sure how the original flywheel "spun off"????? They usually need a damn good whack once the puller is fitted, to get them off! Are you in the repair game?? If the key is OK - I suspect it has sheared again as I don't reckon you are tightening it enough and am guessing you had removed it before......it is possible the flywheel coming loose has hit the coil and either damaged the internals or the flywheel impact has damaged the magnetism in the flywheel. I have seen this before - the magnetism loss in a MS461 so very much like the 660 flywheel but this one lost its spark! In order, I would say Key, Coil, flywheel would be the most likely issues. Is there any other history to this machine?
  7. I am taking it that the screw hole goes straight in to the inner crankcase same as the 372. If so, helicoil the hole carefully and fit a new bolt - may need a little sealant around it to ensure it is airtight.
  8. 242XP New piston, clean and lightly hone the bore, pressure and vacuum check and service the fuel system. 346 - just make sure the bore is clean and smooth. Engines cant tell they have small imperfections, they need good compression so the bore above the exhaust port is the important part as long as the plating isn't worn off below it!
  9. Think we have an echo!!!
  10. Tyre put on the wrong way round? Those are definitely alloys so whats with the cable tie? The tyre did shred on that car by the wear on the inner arch. Was the driver pissed and kept driving despite a front wheel blow out?
  11. spudulike


    That is a bit thrash for Stubby, he is more vintage tele or 335.....and so am I for that matter!
  12. Bugger off, I am enjoying my leisure time!!!!!!
  13. The nut that looks like the cover is missing is the lock nut and usually doesn't have a cover!!! The cable tie is bizarre as those are alloys and have been well kerbed a few times! The wing is also dented - bad driver???
  14. Probably worth stripping and selling the parts as this can be more lucrative then refurbishing if that is your thing. GK knows his mowers, sound advice!


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