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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013, 06:39:30 am »
I have been getting the best deals from here on new afm meteor.  http://www.northwoodsaw.com/store/

Used oem pistons $17 and shipping. (check used rings) Might need to put new caber rings on though.   http://store.chainsawr.com/products/husqvarna-372-chainsaw-piston-kit
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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 10:21:11 pm »
Thanks for all the info guys, it's been a big help.  As it stands now,  I know I'll need a piston kit, sounds like Meteor is the best deal,  still unsure about a single ring though  is it as durable as a double ring?
The crank bearings are destroyed, so I'll need those.  Anything to look for with the rod or crank besides obvious wear or gouges to let me know I should replace it as a unit?
Lastly, splitting the case without a case splitter,  is this possible? 
Thanks again for all the help and input... Respectfully   jason

 

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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 10:28:25 pm »
There have been a lot of people to split them and never own a splitter.

A hot air heat gun and a soft hammer helps
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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 06:43:58 am »
A single ring is wider (1.5mm) than a single twin ring (1.2mm). Therefore is more stable. The only 372's with twin rings are those in the USA.

The Husqvarna 365 Special which is the same chainsaw as the 372XP except for the bore of the cylinder has a single ring
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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 09:41:08 am »
Lots of people leave off the bottom ring.  Top ring does all the work.  281 and 288's are single ring.  I bought OEM 371 single ring piston for my 372.  Got a deal on it or would have used a Meteor.  Get the Meteor it's good to go.  Meteor piston comes with good Caber rings.
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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2013, 06:53:32 pm »
Thanks, I'm sure I'll have more questions when I get the crank out for inspection.

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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 07:38:48 pm »
Pay attention to big end rod bearing movement up down, not side to side. 372 365 etc was bad about them.

I split and put new crank bearings and seals in a 365 special to ship out and totally missed the play in big end bearing  :-[ :o. Good thing the builder of the alky 4 ci caught it. So I sent another crank out.  He sent me the old crank to see for myself and I dont know how I missed it but I did.  So pay attention to bearing up down play or not.
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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2013, 10:39:52 pm »
Split the case tonight,  found bad crack on clutch side.  Looks like I'll need to replace,  any good sources for used cases?  I found "New" after market cases, both sides on ebay for about $65.00.  What do you think about these?      I also need to press the crank out of the fly wheel side  seems pretty tight  any  good ideas, I don't have a press.
One last question, the rod bearings caused the break down,  the rod/bearings and crank is one complete unit right, or can I replace just the rod bearings?  Thanks again  Jason

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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2013, 11:16:12 pm »
You cannot replace the rod bearings

My experience with used cases is deplorable. There was a 372 case for sale on Ebay the other day talking about it being a good used serviceable case. You could see terrible white rot in the bearing pockets to where I doubt it even holding a bearing.

People will try to sell anything on Ebay.

My personal experience is striped threads in the bolt holes that you cannot see in the pictures.

Typically the holes for the front spike are so wallowed out that a Helicoil will not work in there.

You need a case and a crank

Try to warm up that flywheel case half to get the bearing to release. Most of us use the oven. Hard to use a torch there.
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Re: Husqvarna 372 XP
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2013, 11:31:33 pm »
I looks to me to be only two or three years old but someone soaked it in a caustic cleaner and it ate up all the bare areas.  It is now worthless. It has been there 4 days now and no one has bid on it luckily.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUSQVARNA-CHAINSAW-365-365XP-372-372XP-CRANK-CASE-ASSEMBLY-PART-503626808-/170971735330?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27ceb5a522
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