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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2014, 11:01:10 am »
Does this one say 246 xp?



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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2014, 11:09:45 am »
Does this one say 246 xp?





It looks like it does, but the picture isn't good enough to say for sure.....

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2014, 02:16:28 pm »
Good job detective! 8)

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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 #53 on: January 02, 2015, 06:47:59 pm »
Jacks 242

Husqvarna 242 PHO weight dry.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2015, 10:57:58 am »
There is a heap of confusion about many saws of this era, and it's all due to the fact that Husky was very sloppy with the use of SE and XP designations. There was little consistancy in the use of these terms on starter covers, top covers, ID plates and even the owners maunals. So, it's easy to see an incomplete picture and draw an incorrect conclusion.

On the 242's, there never was a 242 that wasn't an XP. However, the early 242's did not have XP on the ID plate, while later ones did. If you have a 242 with the small starter decal, it probably won't say XP on the ID tag. I have 2 newer 242's from 94 and 97 and they do have XP on the ID tag. One from 1987 does not.

I also never heard of a 246XP, and whether that decal is a combination of a 246 and 242XP decals is unknown. That being said, the 372XPW was at one time going to be released as  the 375XP. They never went to market that way but...........I have some 375XP decals, one of which is on a 51.4mm saw that I built for myself. Now if I went and posted pics of that thing without an explanation it would get everybody all cranked up about a saw that never was. Hmmmmm, remember this post next April 1st.  :D

The SE thing is funny also. (or maybe frustrating) Well after Husky switched to XP, they continued to put SE on the ID tags of 266's. I have two 266's from 1987 and both still have SE on the ID tag. In fact, even early 268XP's still had SE on the tag, while later ones had neither SE or XP. My guess is that this may be due to the fact that there were both XP and open port versions of the saws being made. I have 268XP's from 89 and 90 that have neither SE or XP on them. Adding to this confusion, and likely for the same reason, the 268 decal on the top cover did not say XP on it like the 272 decal did. The 268 had a separate XP decal on the rear of the top cover above the thumb latch. XP did appear on the ID tag when the 272XP was introduced. 

This story is much the same on the 254's also. I have 254's from 93 and 96 and the ID tags just say "254". I have a 154 from 1984 that has SE on the ID tag.

So, add in missing decals, and parts that may have been replaced over the years and it's kind of hard to make sense of it all with limited information. It's not uncommon for a guy to get a 242 or 254 with the decals worn off and suspect that he has a "non XP" saw, but there were no such versions of those models. 268's of course are a little trickier to figure out, and even the open port cylinders have that tell tail bulge that looks similar to a closed port cylinder from the outside.

There are also evolutionary changes that took place during the model runs that could raise some questions or suggest that there might be both XP and non XP versions of a saw like the 242 or 254, but don't be falsely mislead by that stuff. Stuff like case changes when air injection was introduced and the addition of a deco valve are two examples. And there are always updates and supercetions of parts during a model run.

Solving the puzzles is part of the fun, isbn't it!  :)
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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2015, 11:00:59 am »
Great info. Thanks for sharing that and taking the time to lay it all out for us here.  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #56 on: January 11, 2015, 11:54:25 am »
Adding a little to what Spike said above; Early 254s often (if not always?) said SE on the number plate, but neither SE nor XP anywhere else on the saws.

I can't quite agree that there were no non-xp 242 and 254s though, when it didn't say xp either on the saws or in the marketing. It doesn't really matter though, as I don't think any updates of the saws were directly connected to the designation change - it was just natural product developments connected to production time.
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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2018, 07:12:35 pm »
Cylinder timing numbers on a 242 "Professional" if someone with a "XP" or similar would like to verify similarities.  I'm curious if there was variance.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2018, 07:04:22 am »
Cylinder timing numbers on a 242 "Professional" if someone with a "XP" or similar would like to verify similarities.  I'm curious if there was variance.

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Re: Husqvarna 242
« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2018, 09:25:52 am »
@mweba  Per Tor R  =  There is many different jugs to 242, we had the SE/SG from Mahle, I've seen them around 126-127 TR, but TR is ruffly 1.5 from one side to the other side.
Then we got the XP jugs, delivered from Mahle, Gilardoni and KS.
There was at least 2 different Mahles, most of the times I see TR around 126, but the TR timing is less different side to side compared againdt the SG/SE jug, the jug from around 94-95 has TR port timings where the port open faster against the IN.
On them Mahles, most of the times I read IN 62, TR 126-127 and EX 111.

The Gilardoni cylinder is labelled 241B.
The KS cylinder is more rare, but I've seen it three times, never checked the timing.
Except the KS piston who where used in Gilardoni & KS jug, Mahle had 3 different slugs, the one for SG/SE, it is easy to spot since the piston ports are very different from side to side, then we got the XP pidton who has bigger ports, and last, after 95 we got a stronger piston but heavier.
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