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Offline Perry Rod

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« on: June 27, 2014, 08:29:11 am »
Can I put an 0.63 gauge bar on and if so do I need to change anything?? Apparently all the new 460's leak the bar oil how can I fix this?? Thanks for any advice.

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Re: 460rancher
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 09:58:25 am »
Good Morning,
  Yes, you can put a .063 bar on your Husqvarna 460, no sprocket change necessary. The next question is, will you be able to find a straight up fit without any grinding or modification on that bar? If you simply want a heavier gauge then .058 will be a better option. If it has to be .063 or nothing, then you have a challenge on your hands. I'm not saying it isn't out there, but it will be hard to come by, unless a buddy of a buddy has one.
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Re: 460rancher
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 11:08:40 am »
Like webgal said, for all practical purposes you can forget finding a .063 bar that fits that saw.
My recommendation also is .058.
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Re: 460rancher
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 11:01:16 pm »
With my 455r, to control oil leaks, I learned to run it dry of oil  before wrapping up. Just the way it is.

Some saws will NOT leak a drop (RedMax GZ4000, Dolmar PS-6100) and some ('95 Poulan 2400) will piddle oil until oil tank pressure, fed via crankcase via check valve, goes away. Lots are in-between.
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Re: 460rancher
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 08:44:10 am »
At least some alledged oil leaks just is surplus oil that runs down from the tail end of the bar and and the bar mount area after use. Nothing to do about that, except cleaning the saw in that area of course.
If there is an actual leak, letting any pressure that develops in the oil tank when it is cooling down after use out will help in some "mild" cases, but hardly if it is really bad.
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Offline Spike60

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Re: 460rancher
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 06:36:42 am »
Just because one saw leaks oil, it hardly means that they all do. A statement like "apprently all the new 460's leak bar oil" is, I'm afraid, more than a little ignorant. This rancher chassis has been out for about 10 years now. I have seen the occasional leaker, but "all"? Come on.  ???
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Re: 460rancher
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 10:21:01 am »
Another consideration is on some saws you can't top them off before putting them away or the oil will leak out of the vent such as the 338xpt/CS2139T when the ambient temperature increases.  In the past I always topped off the fuel & oil before putting my saws away so they will be ready to use.  I still forget sometimes & grab the 338xpt or the CS2139T to find an oil slick underneath.  Yep I had filled topped off the saw before putting it away.

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