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  1. @spudulike Any recommendations on after market cranks? I’m think of building a second MS261, with a standard carb, will need a crank though and OEM really don’t justify the price for my needs. All I keep finding is Chinese or smaller saw 171, 181 or big saws 362, 661. Seems like mid range saws aren’t popular.
  2. Heavy Oil Saw

    DAF T244

    When the odometer/speedo was changed it was logged in the documents distance at change. Odometer changed at 32,000 due to failure, new odometer reads 000000, something like that. So probably a genuine 32k, not bad for such an age vehicle.
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    DAF T244

    They were serviced according to time, not mileage, so the wagon had done 24km since the last oil change, it was still changed, along with air filter and all that went with it. Grease on the props, hinges and that would still be clean. Could of done with being driven more. Crazy really.
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    DAF T244

    I drove them, pretty good. Solid engines, easy to maintain. Inner hub seals always leaked. Simple electrics. Spacious cab. Look after it and it won’t go far wrong. There was a box body attachment for signals and electronic repairs, think metal smiths had a version (had a lathe in the back). The CVR(T) used the same engine, so plenty of power from the unit as they shifted. DAFs accelerated fast unladen. You pull off in 2nd no problem, 1st was the power gear and short in duration unless in low ratio.
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    I bit the bullet and bought the Stihl splitter, next month for the flywheel side one. As you can see, works a treat.
  6. Like a clean air “plug”? Thank you for the explanation, I am learning slowly.
  7. The supercharger/scavenger blower on a 2 stroke diesel clears the cylinder for a fresh charge, as well as feed air for the combustion stage, so to speak. If my days in classroom are to be remembered.
  8. Your right, looks like it was an internal problem, and metal was dragged around, it was hard enough to chip the cylinder anyway. Cheers for pointing out the different transfers, I’m at a loss at which is which. Top allows in fuel/air mix and lower is the Strato fresh air (is that the air blower/supercharger in my terminology?). Used to two stroke diesels myself.
  9. Is that any better? My opinion is she’s not got any life left in her. Need better lighting in the garage, in the kitchen it’s clear as day the Nikasil is ruined and a chip missing between the transfers.
  10. In another post I mentioned having another cylinder for the saw I’m “building”, and that I was worried about some damage I’d noticed on it. Is this salvageable or sling it in the junk with other parts I’ve already renewed. Here’s the exhaust port And this is a transfer I believe
  11. Fit the new type fuel filter, has a higher micron rating and obviously stops more crud getting to the carb/solenoid. Think it has the orange body. From what I’ve read.
  12. Shall just give it a quick blitz and be done. I was studying the damaged piston, and thinking of the comment of why wasn’t the cylinder more damaged. I believe@spudulike mentioned about locking the engine off, to remove flywheel, I think this is the case, a flat blade screwdriver or maybe a chisel was stuck in there, as the corner of one fits pretty well.
  13. Just bought a Meteor piston from Greece, think some of you guys have purchased from him before, as found his name on here, bloke called Leo. I’ll spin my stones down the cylinder, unless there’s more of a chainsaw friendly thing to do. Vim in the cylinders deglazes well apparently. Thanks with all your help so far, it’s greatly appreciated.
  14. The little cut outs are still there to align with the pins.


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