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    Many think the protective layer in fuel tank is crap and remove it.
    Best trick I know is a hand full M6 nuts and half a tank straight fuel. Shake and shake...
    163s was introduced 1970.

    61 is a different, newer animal: http://chainsawcollectors.se/phpbb3/...hp?f=22&t=3036

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    Quote Originally Posted by squisher View Post
    I recall having a old white top 61 I believe that looked similar.
    The White cover 61 was introduced in market '77.
    It had a long run and was one of the most popular saws in the 162 family..

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodworkingboy View Post
    Husky 163...

    Did a removal and the guy that hired me brought out an old 163S (63ccs). S is for? Saying he couldn't get it to start, I pulled off the plug and pulling the starter must have shot gas into his yard ten times....I mean way into his yard! Stinky gas too. If I hadn't noticed that the old bar on it had no wear, I'd never fallen for the line that I could take it home.

    Anybody have a good way to remove gum from a gas tank? Hose was melted in there too. Lots of compression, it started up for a second with fresh gas added to the cylinder. One of those roll down the hill with no problem types, but not that heavy. I've seen worse, needs a carb kit and a hose and filter, maybe that's all.

    Looks like it could be a good mid range saw. I like it, it has an interesting throttle arrangement, I think we're becoming friends! Anybody ever have one?
    163S has points. One of the last good saws with points. Then came the CD versions that had no points.
    I have a couple of them and the other 60cc models in the 160 family.
    Rear handle is pretty unique as it is this, 1100 and 380 that has it.

    Hoses melt as there is additives in fuel the rubber no like, They are easily replaced.

    Throttle linkage with the sping is to kill any vibrations traveling along the rod. A bonus was that it helped to not bend rod as tank moved.

    This in pic has chain brake, but it was optional in most areas but here I think.

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    Ran 18" and 20" on my 162's , those saws had really nice balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodworkingboy View Post
    I think they went a little overboard with decomp valves when they started to put them on fifty some cc saws.
    There was a point to this, or several actually.
    First was to save starter housings as they broke a lot on the 50Rancher and others. Later ones (50/51/55) had decomp optional. Dealer ordered with or without.

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    162 was a wonderful saw. Only saw I don't have in that family is the 66.
    I ran 18" on the ones I had.

    Big brothers 266 and 272 was also great saws!

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    Great information, thanks, Magnus.
    Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the great mystery. ~ Oglala Sioux

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    Yes, thanks.

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    I have a bit info about these saws.
    If you have any questions, just fire away.
    I replyas best I can.

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