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Offline JoeA

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Husky 340 needs rebuild
« on: August 13, 2017, 06:44:21 pm »
Greeting to the group, I'm new to the forum and ask your advise. My issue is ,,I have a 340 with a scored piston. This is what I see as i look into the exhaust port. Local Husqvarna dealer stated it would be to expensive to repair,,just buy a new saw..Granted at 70 dollars an hour shop labor,,this could add up, if the tech was in a slow mood that day...I have looked on line for cylinder and piston rebuild kits..If memory servers me correctly, 345 kit seems to be the closest match. With the condition of the piston and cylinder, I have not done any other vacuum tests on the crank case seals. So, I ask of those who know far more than i... What after market parts are available that are a close match,, that will get this saw to run. Thank you for any advise and my best wishes to all from this side of Virginia....JoeA.   

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Re: Husky 340 needs rebuild
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 08:16:01 pm »
Also can buy all the parts and make this like a 350 with 353 346 topend.

Look around and find the best kit. I cant find the one I am looking for that Mitch said is a good one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIG-BORE-HUSQVARNA-350-345-340-346XP-353-CYLINDER-PISTON-KIT-45MM-GASKETS-/141151145689?epid=1946005328&hash=item20dd438ed9:g:qdsAAOxycmBSviH5
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Re: Husky 340 needs rebuild
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 09:59:08 am »
From your mention of pressure testing the case and seals it sounds like you are familiar with the basics required for doing this repair. An aftermarket kit like Cut4Fun suggested would be a great alternative if you are willing to tackle the job yourself. I have to say that the guy at the saw shop does have a point IF you are buying genuine parts and paying shop rates for labor.
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Re: Husky 340 needs rebuild
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 06:32:27 pm »
In addition to whatever you decide to do as far as a kit, be sure that you check or update your intake seal to the metal clamp style.  If your saw has one, check to see if its tight.  Sometimes they pop open and unsnap.  There cheap, so just buy a new if you need to.  You must put it on before you bolt down the cylinder, at least in my experience.  Very, very hard to get it on if you don't.  The early 340's and all other 300 series were sealed with a inferior plastic black clamp arrangement that were prone to loosing up and sucking air causing a lean condition, and over time scoring your piston.  If you have one, don't take a chance if you have the early black one.   Its a cheap upgrade.   The "bay" is full of good used OEM 345 cylinders if your on a budget.  It will give you a little power boost as well.  Anything else is a bit more complex and a bit more money.  Either way, I trust you can do it.  You have all us here to help if you have questions.   :)

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Re: Husky 340 needs rebuild
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 11:36:56 am »
Many thanks to those of you that have tried to lead me to the watering hole...You already know it is my responsibility to drink.. Will try to reply and cover your posts...Deezlfan,, My mentioning of pressure testing,, comes from watching "you tube" videos. My true experience with chainsaws came from 38 years of power line work,,retired now... Clearing fallen trees from lines and dismantling broken poles because of "midnight drunks". I acquired this saw from a co-worked that was killed on the job recently. His estate owed and I picked up one of his saws at a low price..I knew it did no run well but did fire up...should be repairable... In the grand scheme of be repairable,,NO Case to split..I discovered this as I am wondered alone down the path to repair...My hick-up is,,old saw and what after market parts are compatible. Why the toasted piston and cylinder,, Sam knew saws,,anyone "could" grab the wrong fuel can in hast..failing seal,,running lean,,,bouncing ideas and guessing between my ears...SO yes,, MY indent is to replace intake and crank seals..check crank bearings,,Being retired,,wallet not as firm as in the past...so after market is most likely..I don't need fire wood,,just an easy way to remove fallen tree limbs to big to tot...The idea of an electric chain saw ,,just wrong ! wrong ! wrong !...  Wild262 Bad intake seal ,,a definite yes to your train of thought... Ebay supplier have some parts yet may lack other items I suspect I'll need on hand for rebuild. Locating a one and done dealer is my present task..The Pressure vacuum tester is in route by US Snail mail..I reside in one of those geographical oddities...No phone number listing and waiting for a reply takes time..So,,I know I HAVE rambled on way to much for this posting..My very best wishes to those that offered advise.. ,,JoeA < aircavvietnam@yahoo.com >   
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Re: Husky 340 needs rebuild
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 09:45:26 pm »
               Get you a tube of 1194 (Threebond) or Dirko sealant, as you going to need it as well with this build.  Either one is good.  Would never use anything else.

 

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