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husqvarna 394xp Rebuild
« on: March 18, 2011, 02:56:44 pm »
I just rebuild a Husqvarna 394 xp.
Parts saw Let the project begin












Paint wrinkled in a few spots, I sanded it back down and redid those areas just didn't take pictures.








My homemade bearing press and seal installer 5/8" bolt, nut and 2 washers works like a charm, best part is it is not a $50 install tool.  Bearings slide in very easy as well if you bake the halves at 200 for a hour to heat it up. I probably didn't even need the bolt to drive it in but I wanted to make sure even pressure was applied to the whole bearing.  And for the record any 6203 C designated bearing will work (same as OEM) and a third of the price. I found mine http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit9835 for about $3.25 a piece.













I also have a new starter cover, and the outter fell dog coming and have plans to replace the fuel tank as well as the carb floor plate with new OEM parts at some point for a full restoration.




Finished minus decals that are still in the mail



 The build went well but then I hit a snag, the carburetor high and low jet screws keep backing themselves out so my saw will not hold a tune and keeps flooding itself.  Any ideas on how to keep these screws from doing that?

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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 03:07:38 pm »
What orange paint did you use? 

I have found out using a spray can from TSC,  made by Valspar  works pretty good.  http://www.tractorsupply.com/tractor-paint/valspar-tractor-amp-implement-spray-paint-husqvarna-orange-12-oz--1038658



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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 06:06:37 pm »
What orange paint did you use? 

I have found out using a spray can from TSC,  made by Valspar  works pretty good.  http://www.tractorsupply.com/tractor-paint/valspar-tractor-amp-implement-spray-paint-husqvarna-orange-12-oz--1038658
i have not had very good results from paint i have used.i haven't tried TSC paint but stihl paint is not very good IMO. I will set the painted part on my wood stove to bake but the paint still comes off when hit by gas. >:(
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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 06:07:55 pm »
very nice job on the rebuild BTW.
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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011, 07:57:42 pm »
What orange paint did you use? 

I have found out using a spray can from TSC,  made by Valspar  works pretty good.  http://www.tractorsupply.com/tractor-paint/valspar-tractor-amp-implement-spray-paint-husqvarna-orange-12-oz--1038658
i have not had very good results from paint i have used.i haven't tried TSC paint but stihl paint is not very good IMO. I will set the painted part on my wood stove to bake but the paint still comes off when hit by gas. >:(

For the stihl grey try this. I was told there is the light grey and darker grey so make sure what you buy.    http://www.tractorsupply.com/agriculture-farming-ranching/tractor-paint/valspar-tractor-amp-implement-spray-paint-ford-gray-12-oz--3449627

Heard this works for stihl orange on some of their saws. I dont remember which ones, but guessing older ones.  http://www.tractorsupply.com/tractor-paint/valspar-tractor-amp-implement-spray-paint-kubota-orange-12-oz--3400518
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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 07:46:45 am »
What orange paint did you use? 

I have found out using a spray can from TSC,  made by Valspar  works pretty good.  http://www.tractorsupply.com/tractor-paint/valspar-tractor-amp-implement-spray-paint-husqvarna-orange-12-oz--1038658

I used the Valspar paint, it is an enamel paint and baked it on. I have not had any issues with it not sticking to the metal nor when fuel is spilled on it. I highly recommend it.
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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 07:48:22 am »
What orange paint did you use? 

I have found out using a spray can from TSC,  made by Valspar  works pretty good.  http://www.tractorsupply.com/tractor-paint/valspar-tractor-amp-implement-spray-paint-husqvarna-orange-12-oz--1038658
i have not had very good results from paint i have used.i haven't tried TSC paint but stihl paint is not very good IMO. I will set the painted part on my wood stove to bake but the paint still comes off when hit by gas. >:(

If you can find some of the valspar tractor paints that match up with the stihl colors I would give them a go I have not had any paint come off yet from it coming in contact with the paint.

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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 08:15:46 am »
I do have one question for you guys.  I can't get my bar oil to quit leaking any ideas? It looks like it is leaking out of the vent tube, it then drips down on to the bar tensioner screw and leaks out there. Its not a bunch but it pukes out enough that it makes a mess in the back of the truck tool box where it rides.  Is this something I have to live with or can I slow it down or stop it from leaking out of it?


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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 12:38:07 pm »
Well I was by a pile of wood and only had a 1/4 tank of gas but figured I would do some cutting with it. Seems to be running good so I must have done something right. I am definitely a fan of this saw, I have a weak clutch spring and a new one is on the way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khGJZ1RjSB8

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Re: 394xp Rebuild
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 01:57:34 pm »
Very cool thread from start to finish.

 Now that is what this site is all about IMO. Sharing info and repairing a chainsaw amongst friends and learning something from each other along the way.

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