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Stihl 460
« on: March 26, 2016, 04:26:03 pm »
I am working on a MS460 that is for me and not for flipping.   
The piston and rings are toast from scoring but I believe the cylinder is salvageable.

So I have been looking on line and can see there is all kinds of ways to go on this thing.   
I can get a meteor piston with caber rings and use the original cylinder.
I can get any combination of cylinder and piston and rings by names I am not familiar with.
I can also see that there is 54mm I believe cylinder and piston combo by names I am not familiar with.

So what have some of you guys used with success and had run good afterwards.   

If I use the stock cylinder I will open the ports some and shape the upper transfers toward the intake. 
I will also measure the squish and see where it is and see if I can lower it some.

Thanks for any advice guys.
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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 07:52:50 pm »
The stock oem pistons are pretty cheap. That would be the route I would go if weather I was keeping it or flippin it. I have heard the meteor p and c are decent.
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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 08:08:56 pm »
The stock oem pistons are pretty cheap. That would be the route I would go if weather I was keeping it or flippin it. I have heard the meteor p and c are decent.

I was looking at the meteor setup and I may go that route.    I still have to clean up the stock cylinder to use it.    Let us see if there are any other opinions.
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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 08:12:12 pm »
Have you looked around for a good used piston and cylinder. Got a couple from chainsawr in the past and had very good luck with them.
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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2016, 08:54:08 pm »
Have you looked around for a good used piston and cylinder. Got a couple from chainsawr in the past and had very good luck with them.

I have not looked over there yet.   Thanks I will give them a shot.   Another good option.
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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2016, 10:08:48 pm »
Oem piston and cylinder if possible. Could grab a Wiseco race piston for it.

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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2016, 10:14:32 pm »
Oem piston and cylinder if possible. Could grab a Wiseco race piston for it.

Thanks Mike.   I think I will go OEM it seems to have the best performance and of course we know the reliability is good.

Got to find my acid to clean up the cylinder.   I have not used any since I moved and do not know where the heck it is. 
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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2016, 11:00:25 pm »
May have a usable cylinder here if that one is wasted.

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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2016, 11:40:04 pm »
May have a usable cylinder here if that one is wasted.

Ok but I think I can get this one to clean up pretty good.    The piston is really trashed though and easy enough to find.   I will keep you in mind though Adam thanks.
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Re: Options for a MS460
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2016, 09:30:48 am »
New OEM was around $50 for piston kit. That way you can compare cost to Meteor kit.   Check with Scott Kunz username here aka tree monkey on other sites. Also Check CCC Dave as he has been reselling stihl oem parts on ebay.
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