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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 01:47:43 pm »
338 California Edition  45cc  338XPC  instead of 338xpt 

Is the above right? Maybe not info is all over the place on this.  baileys says  The 338XP California Special


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The reason the "California" model was to side step emission restrictions imposed on saws under 40cc's.

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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 02:21:57 pm »
http://s30387.gridserver.com/partsDiagrams/Husqvarna%20335.pdf

did a quick google search looks like 1997 to 2001 for production of the 335 xpt california. I wasn't wrong mine was 335 not 334 or 338. The saw was kick ass for a few years. I did have things brake. engine mount spring, intake boot (probably cause I ran with broken engine mount spring to long) of course I eventualy lost the spark plug cover (there was no screw on early model just snap in) chain brake wore and would set to easy I removed it. Oh and the chain adjustment was in the bar. I didn't mind that but the side screw is better. I loved the saw for a few years but I had never owned a 020 or 200. Once I got a 200T the 335 was worn out and no match for even a worn out 200T that I had gottin. The 200T is by far in every way a much better saw then a 338 xpt will ever be. But I can see where guys like them they look pretty cool to.

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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 02:26:36 pm »
I'm still on the fence on the 2 offered to me.
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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 02:46:41 pm »
For the right price take the two of them and then you can draw your on opinion. I would like to see how you like the 338. Hey I almost want to buy one and give one a shot agian just to see if the 200 really is that much better as I think it is. You have to have one of each at your ready and see witch you choose more often. I know sometimes I choose my 192 over the 200 it's just so light. But actualy I think I might like the 192 better then a 338. Well one day I might have to buy another 338. Buy them! you can always sell them!

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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2013, 02:51:51 pm »
I dont have any 200's anymore. Just a 40cc solo 637.

Butttttt Al Smith has a stock 200T and ported 200T and lives about a hour or so down the road. So could do some side by side testing.
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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2013, 04:13:29 pm »
I thought, self only one way to know firsthand.  I now own 2 husky 338.

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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2013, 04:25:15 pm »
I'm waiting for the new Husky T540XP which is "supposed" to be available here next month ???, looks pretty awesome from what I see and hear.
I like the top handle grip and balance of the 338 over the 200, muffler mod it and it screams and outcuts my old MS200. The only drawback was the 338 doesn't have felling sight lines for topping trees and no winter cold weather switch over for keeping the carb warm from icing up.
The 335-338 is a almost 20 yr old design, so time for a change. The T540XP will do that.
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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2013, 04:33:57 pm »
I agree on what I have heard and read on the T540 autotune for sure.  I'm no pro like you Willard and I'm not ready for autotunes here myself.  Will be waiting your feedback on the 540.

I'm a work on them myself type and IMO I think I know more then my local dealer personally. 

On the auto tune stuff I am depending on mweba, William and Spike for info. I dont even think my dealer has the diagnostic tool yet.
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Re: 338 XPT Husqvarna
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2013, 10:33:36 pm »
As  bought. I am thinking one is 2011 other showing more use 2010.  Looks like missing plug cover and 1 muffler cover. 1 bolt

Tell me more about muffler mods on these.

Also the older one isnt holding a idle. I havent had a chance to did in yet though.









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