Author Topic: Which brands and Models have a clutch that will fit my 500 ?  (Read 497 times)

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Offline jeff.lary

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I don't come here very often but I wanted to say thank you to "Cut For Fun".
 I have a 5000 that is giving me fits lately and I think? it may be a seal. No matter how often I set the idle after a few minutes it is right back to a very high idle. The chain spinning very fast so it could be a clutch too. When I hold it upright( in the normal cutting position) it revs very high , but if I turn it on it's side ( PTO) down towards the ground the high rev goes away. In fact if I left it that way without blipping the throttle I think it would stall out.
  Well anyway I wanted to buy new seals and a new clutch but I could not find what I needed,.. then through googling ( clutches that will fit my 500 or 5000) I ended up finding this old thread.
  C.F.F had named several different part numbers that helped me find some parts I ordered 6 seals and one clutch last evening from HLSupplies . Thanks again you have always been a wealth of help to me and I am sure many others. Jeff
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I don't come here very often but I wanted to say thank you to "Cut For Fun".
 I have a 5000 that is giving me fits lately and I think? it may be a seal. No matter how often I set the idle after a few minutes it is right back to a very high idle. The chain spinning very fast so it could be a clutch too. When I hold it upright( in the normal cutting position) it revs very high , but if I turn it on it's side ( PTO) down towards the ground the high rev goes away. In fact if I left it that way without blipping the throttle I think it would stall out.
  Well anyway I wanted to buy new seals and a new clutch but I could not find what I needed,.. then through googling ( clutches that will fit my 500 or 5000) I ended up finding this old thread.
  C.F.F had named several different part numbers that helped me find some parts I ordered 6 seals and one clutch last evening from HLSupplies . Thanks again you have always been a wealth of help to me and I am sure many others. Jeff

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Thats why I store the info broke down like I do here. Glad to here it helped even in a google search for you to find the info that could help you.

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I just came out of the woods and checked the mail. I now have 6 count em 6 new crank seals and a new clutch. They are Hyway brand from hlsupply. Now I need a new bar,.. today I was finishing up my thinning for this year in my rock maple grove and had to drop a poplar. It / I managed to get my bar pinched then before I could do anything about it the tree slid off the stump and bent/ twisted the bar right at the replaceable tip so it screwed them both I think. I will have you a shop day tomorrow and look at it. I swear you cannot have enough replacement parts around. I have been very lucky though I have never ruined a bar in all my years and this one was a Forrester so it was not too expensive anyway. I have heard nothing good about Forrester bars but for the money they have been ok to me.

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Let us know how those aftermarket seals hold up.  Never ordered seals from HL. Only used oem in partner saws.
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I got them put in and the new clutch put on now I just need to have time to run it some. When removing the seals I noticed that the Flywheel side seal was not in straight. One side was higher than the other by about 1/16 to an 1/8", don't know if that may have caused the fast idle issue or not.
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