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Offline mrbb

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husky 55
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:47:30 am »
husky 55 question

Ok so I have owned this 55 rancher since new in 2000, and it just bever ran raight, been back to Hunsy dealers(4 different dealers), one even gave it back to me while under warrenty, saying, they don't know whats wrong with it, but they gave up
 it goes from running great to like crap at will
 tied new carb, intke, plugs, gas, oil's(pre mix different brands and ratio's)
 days it runs good, its a great saw, BUt on same days it can go from running good one minute to crap in seconds,a nd back and forth
 NO dealer has yet to figure it out
 and I been living with it
 as not sure what to do

 well was out last week with it, 80 degree's and Humid as hell

 first 20 minutes of running, it was like a great saw, no bogging down, start one pull,
 then it just started to load up under a load, would rev high and as soon as the chain hit wood, rpm's would drop, and it would hold a steady low RPM, and cut, but at like 1/4 throttle, even holding wide open,
 back off wood, and back to full RPM"s
 pulled plug, all looks good as it should
 let it sit for 30+ minutes, fires right up and cuts 2 logs up fine, then again, no power
 waited another 30 minutes and still no go
 , so left it go for the day, next day same temps, dumped the fuel, and added new Fresh fuel and still loading up, added a new plug just for??
 still no go
 parked it, till today, went out started on first pull, and cut like a new saw?

 so, what could be the issue's
 is it just a lemon of a saw, or is there something that can be done to get it to run good all the time??
 I am no engine builder, but have tinkered some over the yrs, and I am at a loss on what things could be, and my dealers near me, I think have given up, and I cannot see investing anymore $$ into the saw, as warrenty is long gone
 I did contact Husky about it, and sadly they were Zero help, other than to tell me to keep trying different dealers
 figured they would have been upset, and or willing to help a little more, when I told them one of there dealers told me they didn't know what was wrong with it or that they even wanted to work on it, as thought that was a contract deal of being a Husky dealer, they had to work on the saw's
 as it wasn't because they didn't like me, we are on good terms, they just didn't know what else to do to it?
 its NOT my only saw, but would like to get it to run if possible, as why have a broken saw right?

OH forgot, ignition wires and plug wires were all replaced too twice!
 at the dealers under warrenty

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Re: husky 55
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 01:02:05 pm »
Here are a couple of things

55s have a rubber grommet that acts as a seal on the pulse tube that is moulded into the carb plate and they use a rubber tube between the carb plate and the intake spigot on the cylinder. If either of these are leaking then the saw will not run right.

You mention that you have changed or rebuilt the card several times, it is possible that the self tapping screws that hold the carb to the carb plate have stripped out the carb plate holes and you have an air leak where the carb meets the carb plate.

Does this behavior apple only when the saw gets hot? Because erratic running on a hot saw is caused by a failing coil. Marginal Coils tend to fail when they get hot.
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Re: husky 55
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 01:28:44 pm »
I was also thinking impulse area on the intake , plus the rubber intake.  Then coil.
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Re: husky 55
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 01:43:29 pm »
thanks, and  the intake and all tubes were replaced a while back, trying to solve the running issue
 and the last Husky shop did dtrip out the one carb screw, s when I opened it up there was only one dam screw holding it all on ??
 jerk never even tried to put one back in
, i put some JB plastic weld in , and its been holding rock silid, but guess it could leak ??, but its on again solid right now with my fix
 and No
 the saw runs funny both hot and cold

 I do know all electrinic parts were replaced at one time trying to solve it,. and it never made a difference, as they thought maybe it was a bad ignition, then coil the plug wire
 then they went back to another carb, and then a second intake and tubes
 and it ran the same off and on, never seeming to make a difference that would last more than a few tanks of gas
seeemd liek once it was toyed with, it would run for a few times, then start all over with same issue's
 loosing power for unknown reasons
 every dealer it went to(I tried different dealers due to fustrations, and well, they kinda gave up trying to solve it too)

all figured it was a carb isue, and would try different settings, but always went back to this running issue after a tank or two of gas was run thru it
 you's get it back, and think OK its good now, and then take it out when you needed it, and it wouldn't run after 20-30 inutes of use, or NOT at all
 every time is a suprise as to if it will be good or crap!
 and worse yet, it can be good one minute, and then next cut use;ess
always fun when you far from the truck LOl
almost smashed it a few times , and shot it once  being pissed off at it LOL

its again not my only sw now, had to buy another due to it being like it is, but sucks, from all I heard before I bought it, it was supposed to eb a good saw?
sad part is , at this point what I spent on it to date I could have bought a new saw already ??
 but that determination to make it run gets to me I guess!

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Re: husky 55
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 02:11:16 pm »
You should see to it that there is no leak any were..

It could be carb mount that is acting up..

What carb is in it now?
Settings are on the needles?

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Re: husky 55
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 04:38:59 pm »
There has to be an air leak somewhere! Did any of the dealers do a vaccum/pressure test on the saw? If you do not know are you able to perform these two tests?
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Re: husky 55
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 07:59:59 pm »
as for what carb is on it now, HUMM< its a carb a husky dealer put on it last summer, , should be an OEM carb, but not possitive on what one, as I know for this model there are a couple listed
 and as for needle settings, I have no idea on that
 and as for testing for an ar leak
 what would I need to do that
 I am sure one of the many dealers must have, as I know they did pressure tests to it, and always said it was well in spec there, but as for vaccumn test?? again not 100 % sure but believe they did
 carb screws are tight tight right now, and a new gasket was put on last time it was off, not that one cannot go bad

 today I gave it one more go
cut down two tree's about 12-15 inch dia, and it ran well, Till I turned it on its side, bar adj screw side facing the ground, to get a few branches off, and it right away started to run crappy, would not rev up, and as soon as the rpms were up, and the chain hit wood, it would die down, and not rev up any more

I shut it off, let it sit till I cleaned up the tree's I had cut, about 10-20 min
 and fired it back up
always starts on 1-2 pulls
 and ran well again
 so why would turning it on its side cause this
 had 3/4's of a tank of fuel

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Re: husky 55
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 08:25:07 pm »
The seal/bearing on the flywheel side is bad?
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Re: husky 55
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013, 08:59:21 pm »
OK anyone from PA here , want to play with it??
getting tired of it I think LOL

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Re: husky 55
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2013, 09:08:25 pm »
Have you tried Dan Henry aka username dozerdan of Pa. Runs a husky shop there and is a member here.
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