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  1. We always say things break in 3s... So hopefully that's you done for a while [emoji23] Had nothing interesting myself bar fellas bringing me saws "there's something broken with this it won't cut at all, buy whatever parts it needs".... Unfortunately I can't replace the operator who repeatedly dulls the chain and can't figure out why cutting roots & muddy timber is having any effect [emoji2357]
  2. I just googled the belt number, can't remember the number now but shoot me a pm if you can't find them. It was a gates belt. As for installed a bit of patience install over the crank pulley and partially over the drum pulley, rotate the crank pulley while levering over the over pulley. Actually sold it recently in the hopes of upgrading to a larger machine.
  3. Spent a few days redoing one of the poly tunnels, plastic had ripped and hoops had sunk a bit. My parents hand bent the hoops in the fork of a willow tree!
  4. Yesterday was dismantling two sycamores with a view! 200t and 461 with a 20" bar, what a combo [emoji108] Today is the first day of lockdown so added some much needed extra gear loops and a ring for the chainsaw lanyard on my harness, along with a gear check and saw maintenance.
  5. Haven't treated them but probably will if I get round to getting some boot care products.
  6. Currently using them, seem fairly comfy, definitely waterproof so far having worked several weeks in the rain with dry feet at the end of the day [emoji106]
  7. Spent the lad two days working on a long on going job, felled and processed a few macrocarpa trunks... 461 was ripping as usual, although did end up being a 25" metal detector [emoji849] Also here was the view at the end of the day!
  8. owain038

    372xp problem

    Was a cheap aftermarket one he said.
  9. owain038

    372xp problem

    My thoughts too, while spraying soapy water at the decompressor didn't product any bubbles I'm not convinced it was sealing up, as apparently the old was reused on the new cylinder, and the crush washer isn't replaceable on them so guessing that didn't seal up properly and produced an air leak.He's deciding whether it's worth while repairing or not... Might have a cheap 372 on my hands if I'm lucky [emoji1787]
  10. owain038

    372xp problem

    Found his problem, cheers for confirming low compression fellas
  11. owain038

    372xp problem

    Just got an update He said "it's been a bitch to start hot and when it runs out of fuel since the rebuild"... He also said the rebuild wasn't expensive so I'm guessing crappy parts used and compression is too low
  12. owain038

    372xp problem

    Sorry, yeah I'm getting good spark, have used new plugs and taken plugs out of my own saws with no difference... Didn't think to check the key actually, will check that soon
  13. owain038

    372xp problem

    Just had a 372xp dropped to me. Customer said it was running fine, recently had "engine changed" which he later said was engine and crank replaced. Came in for a coil replacement as the original plug boot had some off and the wire was damaged. Put a new OEM coil in, but no sign of any life. Good bright spark, getting fuel as plug is wet, compression tested at ~130psi (at sea level and also a cheaper compression tester). Tried new plugs, drop of fuel down the cylinder, decompressor in/out, sprayed soapy water on it while compression testing to check for leaks and no sign of life at all... Any further suggestions as it's doing my head (and shoulder) in
  14. Spent a few free hours bucking up some firewood for a friend who's no longer able. 461 is ripping [emoji108]
  15. A sweet chestnut at home that died for no obvious reason.. And a dying sycamore near to a newly built house.. was probably only 2 inches either side of good wood. Both easy jobs but good practice.


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