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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2014, 11:20:32 pm »
IPL list with some dating.  Was there any other models we were looking for?

Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1988-10)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1992-03)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1994-04)
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1994-12)*
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1995-02)*
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (1998-08)*
Husqvarna 42 Chainsaw (2001-10)*

Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1984-01)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1985-05)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1985-11)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1986-02)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1986-10)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1987-04)
Husqvarna 238 Chainsaw (1987-11)

Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1987-06)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1989-05)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1990-01)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1994-04)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1998-05)
Husqvarna 242 Chainsaw (1998-06)

Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (1994-12)*
Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (1995-02)*
Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (1998-08)*
Husqvarna 246 Chainsaw (2001-10)*

IPL's with * are 'combination' IPL's for the 42 and 246.

I added a few IPL's to the list.

Good info. So was the 242xp ever just called  a 242 from Husqvarna?

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2014, 11:24:26 pm »
Husqvarna 242xp 242 etc. OK folks with all the talk of this little guys lately. I want to learn more about them and their variants.

Open or closed cylinders bore etc.    pistons too

238 is smaller bore then 242  and 242 smaller bore then 246?  Do they all used the same crankcase or just 242 and 246? ;)

I built my 238 with tank & plastic from a 42, also bought a bag of 40mm piston rings for that 238. Looks to me to be the same bottom end as the other saws in the series. My understanding is the bore & stroke on the 238 is bore 40mm x stroke 30mm and the 42 is 42mmx30mm. And the 42 is an open port design. 238se and 242xp are closed port cylinders....


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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2014, 07:36:14 am »
44 444 got in there by mistake LOL

I'll fix that.  ;)
Ok - on the flip side, the 133 and 234 are missing from the list - the 133 was the original model of the "family" this is about!  ;)

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2014, 07:38:49 am »
I'm surprised that the 042 and 242 were built during the same time periods.  Early 42's look to share most parts with the 242's of the same years, while later 42's look to instead share parts with the 246's produced during the same years.  The later 42's are grouped with the 246 on the IPL's.  Some late 42/246 saws had cat mufflers (yuk).

There was an e-tech (cat) version of the 242xp/242xpg as well, and back then it wasn't for EPA reasons.  ;)

The 42 (not 042) always was made to hit a lower price point than the 242. The 242 came out before the 42.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2014, 07:45:39 am »

I built my 238 with tank & plastic from a 42, also bought a bag of 40mm piston rings for that 238. Looks to me to be the same bottom end as the other saws in the series. My understanding is the bore & stroke on the 238 is bore 40mm x stroke 30mm and the 42 is 42mmx30mm. And the 42 is an open port design. 238se and 242xp are closed port cylinders....


That is all as I thought it was - most notably that the 42 was open port - which the power specs also indicate.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2014, 07:54:11 am »
Good info. So was the 242xp ever just called  a 242 from Husqvarna?

From earlier in this thread;

So were there different 242 variants (242, 242SE, 242XP, etc)?  In people's posts, I see  the different model variations mentioned (sometimes in the same post).  What are the differences (if any) between a 242, 242SE, and 242XP?  I realize there were other models (42, 238, 246, etc).  I'm just specifically asking about the saws with "242" on 'em....

The 242 never was marketed as SE, only as 242 and 242XP (similar story as the 254, some number tags may still have said SE). Also, the main differense was not between a late 242 and an early XP, but happened in 1994 or so, a few years into the XP designation period.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2014, 03:33:12 pm »
So......................................are there any meaningful differences between a 242 and 242XP (beyond decals/badging)? 
-Aaron

For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2014, 04:46:53 pm »
That picture is unclear to me, except that the max. power specs went up by some point, by .1 kw.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2014, 09:42:28 am »
I think something may be different with some of the cases. I tried putting a 246 p and c on a 242 case and the piston will not clear

42 and 42 special is open port.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2014, 10:50:47 am »
That is typical
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