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Husqvarna 455 plastic crankcase
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:24:55 am »
I am getting a second hand 455 Rancher on Ebay for a very good price. But I have read on a lot of forums that its plastic crankcase is a very big problem. It gets melted on heating up.
So should I buy it? Anyone who has experienced any such issues?
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Re: Husqvarna 455 plastic crankcase
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 08:00:35 am »
Never seen a 455 crankcase melted here.

Have seen the husky 350 crankcase melted through when the muffler gets loose.
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Re: Husqvarna 455 plastic crankcase
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 08:44:25 am »
Agree w/Cut I've not seen one on 455 either.  I've seen plastic melted from people running them with the chain brake on.  Cooks the plastic behind the clutch.
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Re: Husqvarna 455 plastic crankcase
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 11:27:04 am »
As far as plastic case and first generation Strato chainsaws go, the 455 stands out pretty good. It is also easier to work on than many others.
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Re: Husqvarna 455 plastic crankcase
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 11:42:19 am »
The plastic doesn't melt if not something else is seriously wrong.

This is one of the better built plastic cased saws as far as I know, but the power to weight ratio is far from good....

 

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