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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2014, 07:43:15 pm »
Be aware that not all 371xp saws were the same, what is the serial number of this one?

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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2014, 07:59:07 pm »
Be aware that not all 371xp saws were the same, what is the serial number of this one?

Do not know yet Nikko, all we do know is that he purchased the new saw in 1998. I will ask that he post a picture of the serial number tag. Given the time it was purchased I don't think this one has the early style intake and cylinder however until we see the tag we will not know.
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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2014, 08:41:38 pm »
Some early 371's have the 272 style starter pulley and pawl set up

The top fin has a notch on the right front where the hole is for the rubber grommet on a 372.

They are single ring on the piston.

And the bar adjuster is on the right crankcase half rather than the chain cover.

The clutch bell has little oval vent holes in the front.
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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2014, 10:04:28 pm »
The tag says:
Husqvarna 371XP
1998
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Husqvarna AB
Husqvarna Sweden

Took the muffler off and the piston looks like a straight file, and as you would expect, with the scores running up and down the piston. The bar adjuster is on the is on the crankcase, not on the chain cover.  KRL, I'll send you a couple of pics that are too high res for this forum.

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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2014, 10:56:50 pm »
LOL, I need to get a saw running, in the last couple of days we have had 2" sleet, 1/3" freezing rain, 1" snow, and now we just had an earthquake.  Whatever is next might need a chainsaw...  Tornadoes and hurricanes, please stay away until I'm up and running again...

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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2014, 11:07:58 pm »
KMA, two inches of snow and ice we here in upstate NY are dealing with 8 to 10 inches on the ground and below 0 temperatures! This year for the first time in 20 or more years the Great Lakes are going to freeze over 100%! So much for Al Gore and his global warming BS!

OK, so do you want me to FedEx you a Garbage Plate?

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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2014, 10:50:25 am »
Tom, sent me a couple of hi-res pics that were too large to post, I will play around with them to get under 400K and post so everyone can have a look.

IMHO, it looks to be a very large air leak, only have pics through the EP and the saw appears to be locked up tight. Probably the seals or perhaps the carb boot. Problem will be getting the jug off without damaging the cylinder further! The piston is shot from what I could see in the pictures!

Tom did you put some penetrating oil down the plug hole? You might want to put a couple squirts into the EP also. Once the oil has done its job you might want to remove the recoil and see if with a wrench on the flywheel nut you can gently rock it back and forth to see if you can free it up some, don't go nuts just gently.

I have had them come in here locked up so tight that the only way to loosen them up was a 12mm hickory dowel and a dead blow mallet through the plug hole! ::) How is that for red necking it!
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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2014, 11:40:46 am »
And if that does not work get a bigger hammer.    The worse saw I have seen was a husky concrete saw that was frozen up.    I was able to get the jug off by doing like you suggested using a wrench on the flywheel.
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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2014, 11:51:52 am »
Tim, I went out this morning to get some penetrating oil, but had to deal with a tire with a piece of debris in it.  Since the tire is only a month old, I brought it back to where I bought it for them to repair it.
I did get some penetrating oil, and since the saw was already upright for the pictures last night, I sprayed the oil into the exhaust opening.  There was about an eighth of an inch of oil sitting there when I left it.  Returned about 10 minutes later and it was all gone.  Tried turning it over, still locked up.  Flipped the saw to its normal position and filled the spark plug opening, now waiting.

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Re: 371xp not running
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2014, 12:16:05 pm »
OK, Tim must be pretty good at what he does.  Took a bit of brute after taking the starter assembly off, but the piston is now moving freely.  Might be time to pack it up and ship it to Rochester to have some work done to it.

 

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