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Old 11-29-2011, 07:21 PM
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I like to see no less than 120psi, less than 100 and it goes to the bone pile in most cases. $1000 chop saw is cost effective to r&r a top end but a $400 chain saw is junk to me.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:17 PM
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On a chainsaw forum I look at they claim you can clean the cylinder out with muriatic acid if it doesn't have grooves in it. Maybe Dutch, Slapper or Restrorob can verify if this works.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:47 PM
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Yea, Dboyd, I've heard the same thing but have never attempted it myself, nor was it something that was ever attempted in the Echo/Shindiawa dealership I spent time in. You've got teardown/reassembly time(labor$$) involved and to me it just doesn't make sense to not go back together with proper parts.

I won't say that the technique doesn't have any merit, it's just that I don't know anyone who has tried it.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:59 PM
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Piston and cylinder looked good, put the new rings in today. It runs a little better, it's usuable now, but still seems lethargic.
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