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Re: Stihl 500i
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2019, 08:01:40 am »
Brad's redo raised ext etc. ported try #2  Guy in the chainsaw repair group ask this. Brad said  = 91 E-free 32:1

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Re: Stihl 500i
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2019, 12:43:15 pm »
Alf Greece 500  Gasket delete, opened the muffler some more and widened the exhaust port a bit.

before with muffler mod
1. cut MS500i 6,86 sec
2. cut MS500i 6,63 sec

after the mods
1. cut Ms500i 6,53 sec
2. cut MS500i 6,56 sec


https://youtu.be/8J_uNGycIAo



Alf Video from Wednesday or Thursday. After I had corrected the timing advance back to stock form.

after mods phase II
1. cut MS500i 7,26 sec



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Re: Stihl 500i
« Reply #72 on: May 20, 2019, 01:35:02 pm »
another stock 500 US

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Re: Stihl 500i
« Reply #73 on: May 21, 2019, 10:15:38 am »
Info from video. First cuts this saw has made. 28” bar 3/8 full comp square chain and a 7 pin in a red oak log. US or Canada.


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Re: Stihl 500i
« Reply #74 on: May 22, 2019, 08:40:25 pm »
Stihl Canada spring sale flyer says MS500i available fall 2019.
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Re: Stihl 500i
« Reply #75 on: May 25, 2019, 11:39:09 am »
Steph on the 462 500  =  IMHO using both of them quite a while and after lots of testing, i have to admit.... stock, the 462 is the more complete saw all around. Not much to no difference in power up to 25", better filtration, better av design, cheaper and it needs noticeable less fuel than the 500i (the 500i needs more fuel than a 661 with the same work load!).
The 500i is a great saw and maybe the future but right now it doesn't have any advantage being "fuel injected".
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Re: Stihl 500i
« Reply #76 on: May 26, 2019, 09:25:11 am »
 Owner of both saws in hardwood country US GA. = Since the 500 arrived I haven’t run my 462. In fact, I boxed the 462 up and put it away. The only problem I have with running them both side by side is that now the wife can see 2 shiny new saws and then questions must be answered.
I love the 500 btw, a huge Hickory fell in the night the week after it arrived. I have been wearing that tree out. It’s about 30” at the base and I’m working my way up to it. The 500 has more power/grunt out of the box and I think will make the better saw for the feller. The 462 while certainly a Pro saw will make a better “firewood gathering” type saw. I’ve run both saws with the same bar(25”) and RS chain.
I actually love them both. I can see the dust gathering.......on all my old Stihls.
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Re: Stihl 500i
« Reply #77 on: May 28, 2019, 01:36:25 pm »
Alf the greek owns the 7910 and 500i.  Info he shared.

On AV =Similar to the 462. IT's much softer feeling than traditional Stihls. More in line with a Dolmar 79XX AV system, but a touch softer.

The 462 is a higher revving saw and a very fast cutter even stock. I've found that the 50oi is very impressive after porting. It suffers from clogged muffler design stock to meet EPA stuff, I assume.

The 500i has monster torque after muffler mod and break-in. It needs at least 10 tanks of gas to wake up. It won't be the fastest saw out of the box, which is what most folks are showing in the YT videos.

I've ported mine and it absolutely screams. Videos don't do it any justice. I wouldn't trade my 500i for a 462--this one is staying right here.



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Re: Stihl 500i
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