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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2011, 10:34:45 am »
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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2011, 10:39:39 am »
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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2011, 08:54:49 pm »
I bought myself one of these last night, the price was right so I couldn't refuse.

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2011, 07:23:43 pm »
I'll see what I can do with this 288xp.





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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2013, 11:26:50 am »
Why do some have the spring in the front and some don't?  what does the spring do?
what was changed from the 181 to the 281/288

I have some 181 and 281 part saws what will and will not interchange?

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2013, 12:56:37 pm »
Theres a lot of Chinese side covers floating around for 181/281, 288's etc

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2013, 11:13:53 pm »
Why do some have the spring in the front and some don't?  what does the spring do?
what was changed from the 181 to the 281/288

I have some 181 and 281 part saws what will and will not interchange?

Thanks David

You can download the IPL's for the 181/281/288 saws from the Husqvarna website.

As for the spring, the 288 Lite doesn't have the AV spring in front of the saw.  That was done to save weight.  It's there for additional support when you're running longer bars.

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2013, 11:17:20 pm »
I'll see what I can do with this 288xp.






Any progress with that saw?  If you decide to send it down the road let me know.  I'd like to add a low-top 288XP with a decomp to the stable.  Not that I NEED another saw however......:D

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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2013, 10:46:28 am »
Why do some have the spring in the front and some don't?  what does the spring do?
what was changed from the 181 to the 281/288

I have some 181 and 281 part saws what will and will not interchange?

Thanks David
AFAIK all 181 and 281 parts interchange w/288.  There is one diff. I know about.  There is a crankcase diff in the early 181 takes a diff flywheel seal than the later 181-288.  There may be more but I don't know about.  I think that's the only one.
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Re: Husqvarna 288 xp
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2013, 11:45:07 am »
yup, 'tis true....the flywheel side of the early 181's had smaller crankshaft bearing.   (not good idea)
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