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Stihl MS 461
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:53:33 pm »
I got some problems. Had to drive the piston out of the cylinder.


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Re: Stihl MS 461
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 07:56:26 am »
Was new used or a rebuilt gone bad?
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Re: Stihl MS 461
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 08:01:17 am »
I've had a couple of saws come through here that had similar failures. They are a real bearcat to get apart. I've never had one where this happened with factory installed snap rings. So far, the only ones I've seen have been after someone had replaced the piston. I don't know if it was caused by improper installation or aftermarket snap rings.
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Re: Stihl MS 461
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 05:45:33 pm »
It is the original oem piston and cylinder. I have seen the aftermarket circlips fail as well. Never have I seen an oem one fail. But there is a first for everything. The pto side of the pin boss is pretty hammered up were the clip goes. Not sure how much is from the clip coming out or just some bad casting/machining.
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Re: Stihl MS 461
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 07:03:30 pm »
Rebuilt or was it untouched since new?
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Re: Stihl MS 461
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 08:46:02 pm »
As far as I know it has been untouched. i will get a price on parts tomorrow and call him to get the approval. I will ask him if it has had any other work done to it in the past.

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Re: Stihl MS 461
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 10:18:12 pm »
The saw has been untouched since new.
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Re: Stihl MS 461
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 08:54:59 am »
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