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My neighbor who I cut wood with has 2 older Husky’s and they leak bar oil terrible. I wont let him put them in the back of my Viking. Both of my stihl saws have never leaked a drop and I like the oil controller screw for adjusting the amount of oil flow to the bar.
 

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. I know Husky makes some great stuff. I would love to run one sometime to check them out. I don't have a Husky dealer very close by and my Stihl dealer is great so that's a big reason for me.
My Husky 575XP has been absolutely the best saw I've ever owned. But comparing it to the 500i, the Stihl gives you 10 more cc and .7Kw more power for the same weight (y)
 

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My neighbor who I cut wood with has 2 older Husky’s and they leak bar oil terrible. I wont let him put them in the back of my Viking. Both of my stihl saws have never leaked a drop and I like oil controller screw for adjusting the amount of oil flow to the bar.
Surely Stihl have fixed that problem. Mine would not leak and would then out of the blue just dump the whole tank on whatever they were sitting on. My smaller Stihls didn't have an oil controller screw and would run the chain dry. I'm definitely going to have a look at the 500i.
 

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i have had to change the oil filler caps on my 211 and 210 stihls ,not a fan of their new cap system.
They're very nice when they work. My old skool saws had the threaded scrench caps. I guess I'll see how long they last before they start causing issues on my new saws.
 

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i have had to change the oil filler caps on my 211 and 210 stihls ,not a fan of their new cap system.
What has failed with them? My saws are 7 years old and still have the original gas & oil caps never had a issue with them.
 

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i have had to change the oil filler caps on my 211 and 210 stihls ,not a fan of their new cap system.
Me too, they break, and they are $25 each!
 

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I got to use the new 500i concrete saw yesterday, which I'm guessing is the same engine as the MS 500i chainsaw. The start procedure was, pump fuel bubble, three pulls, start idle stall. Two pulls start idle stall. Pump fuel bubble once, two pulls start idle stall. Two pulls start idle try and rev a little bit stall. One pull, start idle, mange to get it to rev then idled perfectly. Ran well after that.
 
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I got to use the new 500i concrete saw yesterday, which I'm guessing is the same engine as the MS 500i chainsaw. The start procedure was, pump fuel bubble, three pulls, start idle stall. Two pulls start idle stall. Pump fuel bubble once, two pulls start idle stall. Two pulls start idle try and rev a little bit stall. One pull, start idle, mange to get it to rev then idled perfectly. Ran well after that.
I don’t get it, the 500i is supposed to be fuel injected so why would you have to pump a bulb?
 

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Yeah weird. I just downloaded the manual, this is what it says.

► Press the button (4) of the decompression
valve
► Press the manual fuel pump bulb (5)
7‑10 times, even when the bulb is filled with
fuel

He might not have had the throttle in the lock position for higher revs at start, I can't remember. And I'm pretty sure he didn't press the bulb 7-10 times. I'll have another go at it.
 

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Thinking it through, there is no battery or fuel pump like a car or our Vikings so the pump bulb makes sense to pressurize the system.
 
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