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Offline brokenbudget

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husky 254
« on: April 14, 2013, 06:25:04 pm »
was this a good deal?
http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-other-chainsaw-W0QQAdIdZ474575640
 ;D ;D
i jumped on it. said it was 'tired'. just needed a small tune.
i'll get pics of it tonight when i'm not busy :)
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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 07:45:47 pm »
ok so i call and ask him if it's a 254. he says nope, it's a 234, runs but just doesn't pull as it used to. now, i need to also explain he has a stihl ms440 he says is the same way. also asking $30 for it, but he said somebody is already coming out for that one. i looked at it and all that's wrong with it is the muffler screen. totaly plugged. he said he'll call me if the guy doesn't show up ;) it's in basicly dirty, buy VERY good shape.
so i get it here and turn some screws a little and throw a good chain (the one that was on it was at its end and shot) on it and put it to some wood. runs very very well.... 8) all in all i have 40 bux into it including me fuel to go get it.







everything works as it should. it's in pretty good shape, the comp feels excelent but i haven't put a tester on it yet. maybe tomorrow. imma gonna put a new cord in the starter, need to get a kill switch, it works but it's broken. same for the choke lever. maybe add a new fuel filter. i like it. nice little saw.
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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 08:31:42 pm »
Nice chainsaw I hope you enjoy.

Looks like you have a piece of bowling alley floor for a work bench?

I have a maple one. The AMF company was here in town until in the late 80's.
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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 08:49:32 pm »
mines just a regular 2x4 top somebody made a long time ago :) it came with a 26'x35' shop the old man and i tore down and rebuilt about 13-14 years ago. good and solid. :)
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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 08:56:48 pm »
Looks like all the (bowling alley floor) work benches around this town with the draw bolts through the sides?
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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 09:29:00 pm »
done the same way. but the wood is spruce. came from a rigging shack from an amonium nitrate/ nitric acid plant dad and i were working at. the shack became my old shop. :) it's just threaded rod, washers and nuts holding the wood together. every once in a while i need to retighten the bolts and tap the wood back down flat  :D
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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 01:56:28 pm »
A 1988 254 for sure - they weren't designated xp yet at that time though.

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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 02:34:32 pm »
you're right. habbits are hard to break and i always seem to be adding that 'xp' onto every numeration of huskies, regardless of model. :)
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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 06:03:56 pm »
you're right. habbits are hard to break and i always seem to be adding that 'xp' onto every numeration of huskies, regardless of model. :)

The story actually is a bit odd with the early 254 and 242 saws. They didn't initially get either the se designations of their predessessors - nor the xp designation, that already had replaced the se one on other models, by that time (1987).
Then they got the xp designation some years later.
To confuse us further, some (254 saws) had se on the tag, but no letter designation anywhere else, and some had se on the tag, and xp elsewhere.

I have no real clue why it was that way.  ???

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Re: husky 245xp
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 06:34:04 pm »
well the plot thickens. :)
decided to try the comp tester on it to see what kind of pressure it makes. 160psi., not too shabby. ok the muffler needs to come off, wanna see how it looks in there. not too good. not unfixably horrible, but not the way i want to run a saw. or sell it when i get bored of it ;) the cylinder is in very good shape, piston has some streaks, skirts are getting thin and she's got a mirror finish too boot.
BUT! before i pulled the cylinder, i noticed it looked like somebody had put the piston in backwards. yep, pin in the center of the exh. port. so off comes the cylinder, only to see the 'E' sitting right there over top of the pin. ??? SO I TOOK A BIG EFFIN HAMMER TOO HER!
no not that. yanked the piston off to take a pic. :)


there's no markings on the piston to tell me what it is, other than a '2811' on the inside, and '046056' opposite of it. it does look like an older tecomec, when they actualy made a semi quality product, and they were known to screw up where the 'E' was supposed to go. but hey, i'm not too familair with the insides of the 254, so maybe it's correct? i highly doubt it but... going to order up a new piston for it anyway, anybody have any idea what newer husky wil have what i need?
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