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  1. Dustin4185

    Dustin4185 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    C01FEC98-F63B-47E7-B18C-A8B43EA378AE.jpeg Just got a flier from Bryan Equipment advertising the “All New Gen 3 661”. Does anyone know the difference?
     
  2. Redbull661

    Redbull661 661 hoarder (BlueBallz)

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    I give up!


    Hopefully it's just the new coil/control unit which they came out with. Which I see no difference in. Timed cuts the same. It actually runs 200rpm slower. And you have the new retarded reset/calibration procedure where you hold the saw WOT for 30 sec.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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  4. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Lol.
     
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    deye223 Well-Known OPE Member

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    I bet it still has the same poxy air box these idiots at STIHL should have used the 441 or 462 design
     
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  6. huskyboy

    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    Stihl working Hard Is it Friday yet

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    I think that new calibration system sucks ,why couldn’t they make it work like the original
     
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    bryanr2 Pinnacle OPE Member

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  9. Dustin4185

    Dustin4185 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    You mean you have to piss rev it right off the bat when recalibrating it? Sounds like they ha e been listening to their piss reving customers.
     
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  10. Brewz

    Brewz Pretty don't cut faster

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    Wasn't the early calibration just a reset to factory default but the new V3 ones actually calibrate?
    I'm not 100% sure what the new calibration does exactly but id like to know the difference.
    My new 462 struggled to even run out of the box but I got it to start on choke as per the cal process which would have put plenty of oil in there before it went to full full throttle.
     
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    This would just be the V3 Mtronic system installed in the latest 661 with all the updates. The flier is an attempt to relaunch the 661 after it developed such a poor wrap from users & industry pro's. Such a shame early 661's has problems and tainted Stihl's flagship saw as the latest 2018+ models seem to be great saws. Here in OZ OEM 660's in good condition are selling like hotcakes & fetching silly dollars. They should offer a standard carb model for those who for good reason refuse to purchase Mtronics.
     
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    sawmikaze ONE OF THE GREATEST!

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    I heard if you send it to julian the problems go away :lol:

    He better be ready to buy 1000's of saws.
     
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    deye223 Well-Known OPE Member

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    yep and I'm one of them
     
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  14. tree monkey

    tree monkey Jon1212 Approved!

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    looks like ryan spent some time at the barber and dentist
     
  15. Brewz

    Brewz Pretty don't cut faster

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    I agree there should be a non mtronic version available.
    I’m planning on buying a few parts and testing out a simple non mtronic conversion for the 661.
     
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    It's funny that "all new" can have a dramatically different meaning to me and whoever wrote that flyer.
     
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    tree monkey Jon1212 Approved!

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    just get the coil and wiring from Greece, use a 660 carb of your choice, no need to change the flywheel
     
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    They are just trying to overcome the bad stigma of the gen 1, it’s just too bad they didn’t update the air filter...and make a truly new saw, I like the 661, and at least these “updates” are compatible with the original
     
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  19. Brewz

    Brewz Pretty don't cut faster

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    That was the plan, but without the non mtronic coil.
     
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    @Brewz are you trying to go non mtronic without going the normal route? If its cheaper and works the same i say why bot. Good luck let us know how it goes please.
     
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