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Offline cutter88

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New 261 stihl
« on: June 15, 2014, 09:35:03 pm »
Picked up a new 261 on Friday thought if would be a good little saw for behind the chipper to tidy up odd shaped pieces,,, it's my first saw with that new style carb on it any tips or don't do's
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Re: New 261 stihl
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 01:44:32 am »
There are no real tips. Just run it. It'll self adjust for changing atmospheric conditions.

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Re: New 261 stihl
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 11:28:40 pm »
I always wondered how everyone felt about autotune carbs and how the EPA requires todays saw to be too lean.  Does this type of saw run lean with no way to change it?
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Re: New 261 stihl
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 08:06:22 am »
Should not run lean computer adds fuel automatically to prevent lean condition. 
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Re: New 261 stihl
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 07:59:22 am »

  I wonder if these new auto tune saws run borderline lean thanks to the EPA, most likely not as both Stihl and Husky have enough 4 stroke units to offset their 2 stroke units on EPA credits.   Steve
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Re: New 261 stihl
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 09:36:22 am »

  I wonder if these new auto tune saws run borderline lean thanks to the EPA, most likely not as both Stihl and Husky have enough 4 stroke units to offset their 2 stroke units on EPA credits.   Steve

I am quite sure they are not. They have been out long enough that we would have heard about it, if it was an issue.
The Autotune also will compensate for air leaks with dumping more fuel in - some times saving the top end.
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Re: New 261 stihl
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 09:20:11 pm »
I am quite sure they are not. They have been out long enough that we would have heard about it, if it was an issue.
The Autotune also will compensate for air leaks with dumping more fuel in - some times saving the top end.

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