Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Poulan => Topic started by: Cut4fun on June 11, 2011, 05:02:40 pm

Title: Poulan 260
Post by: Cut4fun on June 11, 2011, 05:02:40 pm
I received a PP260 that was beaten with a fight with a tree and ran hard and put up wet after years of firewood cutting. Family friend that treats his saws rougher then rough.

farmboy then sent me a partial parts saw PP 260 that was locked up. The main bearings and rod bearings were frozen up and the ring was stuck about half way around.
I am going to be able to use the parts saw piston and cylinder and put a working 260 together hopefully between the two.

What is this flaky white stuff inside the crankcase?

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Mac805PP260/PP260004.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Mac805PP260/PP260002.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Mac805PP260/PP260005.jpg)

Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun on June 11, 2011, 06:16:40 pm
Just saving this 260 IPL while I have the link.    http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/NIPL/NIPL2004/NIPL2004_NP0408501.pdf
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun on June 12, 2011, 05:22:44 pm
Spent another hour or so and started project PP260 today.  Didnt quite get to use the parts the way I wanted to. Ended up using crank, piston and lower clamshell out of old saw and used cylinder and plastic crankcase from parts saw. Borrowed a bar stud from a green 33cc poulan laying around with no motor to replace a broken one in the parts saw crankcase.

Crappy cell phone pic that was with me.   :P
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun on June 14, 2011, 05:23:32 pm
Carb needed a new needle, fulcrum and both diaphragms  Made a few test cuts and passed with flying colors.

Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun on June 14, 2011, 05:32:44 pm
Back of muffler where 2 slits were at had been previously opened way up by me on other saw and the baffle gutted and couple of holes drilled in front. Make sure to check and adjust carbs after muffler mods.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/028super/pp260001.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/028super/pp260002.jpg)
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on July 25, 2013, 11:40:31 pm
Bump for member looking. Poulan 260 I was talking about.
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: 3000 FPS on July 27, 2013, 02:04:55 am
I think the 260's are good saws for their size.  I have several that I have worked on and are great for trimming.   Looks like yours turned out ok.

I have one more that I have not tore into yet.   Maybe one day I will lower the cylinder on it like I did on my 295.
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 25, 2014, 12:05:31 pm
Just had a poulan 260 come in on trade and a poulan 295 farmhand. No chains on either.  Havent looked them over yet. Will grab pics later.
Title: Re: Poulan 260
Post by: Cut4fun on September 25, 2014, 01:05:06 pm
Broken av spring for top handle to cylinder. Great psi pulling over.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Mac805PP260/pp295260ms311011_zps42e60d15.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Mac805PP260/pp295260ms311011_zps42e60d15.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Mac805PP260/pp295260ms311013_zpse164e890.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Mac805PP260/pp295260ms311013_zpse164e890.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: stubnail67 on September 28, 2014, 10:18:22 am
very cool i had one it ran  but it would never idle right for me.....i would set it be good next time i pick it up it would be all over was not sure if it was something in the carb or an air leak..... finally said enuff sold it for parts.....got a real decent green 2600 and love it.... got it to run perfect......i like the 295 and 2600 saws never did get the 260 running good enough to trust it... on a job.....is the only difference the primer system ? and did the 2 holes help it much with that older muffler? i drilled the internals bigger thats all i did.....
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 28, 2014, 12:14:02 pm
The holes in front  is to help get the heat away from the rear exit from front of cylinder even though has heat shield.  Seems to help in my mind anyways.  Plus I open the rear vents with screwdriver blade to get it to exit better too.  Hopefully I am remembering the right saw.
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 29, 2014, 01:57:22 pm
i like the 295 and 2600 saws never did get the 260 running good enough to trust it... on a job.....is the only difference the primer system ?

I dont know the 295 saws at all. But IMO the 295 260 saws are totally different saws. I got some pics with top covers off.  The 295 has a bolt on real type air filter where the 260 uses the foam push in one.
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 29, 2014, 02:07:31 pm
With the AV top handle spring broke. I looked closer and found the handel has been rednecked too. See the patch with bolts. Thinking I got one on the shelf I can use. If it isnt busted too. Think a tree had got the other one too.

Besides that rotted fuel line like normal is all I can see without pulling muffler.

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Mac805PP260/pp295260002_zps3e95143a.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Mac805PP260/pp295260002_zps3e95143a.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Mac805PP260/pp295260008_zps060b4da9.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Mac805PP260/pp295260008_zps060b4da9.jpg.html)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g289/doemaster789/Mac805PP260/pp295260004_zps9dc0c401.jpg) (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/doemaster789/media/Mac805PP260/pp295260004_zps9dc0c401.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: 3000 FPS on September 29, 2014, 05:10:47 pm
On the 260 make sure you check the bolts in the bottom that hold the engine in place.   Those same bolts also hold the clam shell together unlike the 295 which has separate bolts for each job.
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: stubnail67 on September 29, 2014, 07:10:17 pm
your right!!!!! my 2600 is definitely based on a 295.... its not the same as that at all.... that looks like the older  wild thing with anti vibe.......i like the 2600..... it did also have an issue with the bottom spring bolt fell out i put a different one with a lock washer and lock tight....i just ordered a new air filter and mine is just like the 295....and the new wild things have a complete different set up ....4018 style......
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on October 01, 2014, 03:45:38 pm
On the 260 make sure you check the bolts in the bottom that hold the engine in place.   Those same bolts also hold the clam shell together unlike the 295 which has separate bolts for each job.

I know the 260 really well to know that part on 4 bolts to clam. But I sure didnt know about the 295 being that way. Thanks for the tip. 

Guess I better dig up a IPL for it just in case. Thanks.
Title: Re: Poulan pro 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 18, 2016, 06:21:59 pm
Dang took me 2 years to get back to this one.

Just went through my parts and found a good rear handle and better top handle for the poulan 260 in pic above.

Replaced everything and sill need some parts. But after new fuel line etc she is up and running good.

Went ahead and did the front 2 holes for a small muffler mod as the side one was melting the side of case at exit area for some reason.

Part list save to get.
530071385 Isolator Kit (Upper)  superseded to 545006036 KIT ISOLATOR
$4.49
530069611 Kit---Bar Adjust (incl.29)


Just in case I need one later for the other saw I got coming.
530071259
Oil Pump Kit
(Incls. 15,16,17,19

poulan 260 IPL  http://www.poulan.com/ddoc/POUI/POUI2000_USen/POUI2000_USen__530088795.pdf
Title: Re: Poulan 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 18, 2016, 06:41:00 pm
Besides all the other stuff I found wrong with this saw. I think the reason it didnt start anymore was 1 of the coil screws was loose and had started scraping the flywheel.

Cleaned it up loosened the other one and put a business card in to set gap. All good again.
Title: Re: Poulan 260
Post by: Chris-PA on September 19, 2016, 02:22:54 pm
The best muffler combo for these is to combine the heat shield/delector from the cat converter versions (last ones made before the switch to strato, about 2004) with the older 2 piece muffler.  You can hog out the back corner quite large and the duct keeps it off the brake handle.  It's fairly quiet too. 

It's best when combined with the lower heat shield from the cat versions too.
Title: Re: Poulan 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 19, 2016, 03:42:15 pm
Interesting never seen the lower shield or back piece like you showed for a 260.   Slow reread now see what you did. Never new they worked on the 260 etc.  Nice thinking.
 
Was told a box arrived and betting it is the other PP260 with bad oiler. Hope that is all it needs anyway.
Title: Re: Poulan 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 19, 2016, 04:43:31 pm
The 260 I bought is labeled as a poulan 220 38cc like one of my past 260 were labeled 38cc.

The 2 poulan pro 220 260 on the bench now were made in 2002 and both list 42cc family on tag.

Took a 44dl and 55dl new chains and broke down to make a 62dl chain for a 18" bar.

Need to order some tenioners now as I like the tensioner in the clutch cover over the intenze bar if I had a choice.
Title: Re: Poulan 260
Post by: Cut4fun . on September 19, 2016, 04:51:08 pm
The 260 building from the parts.



Title: Re: Poulan 260
Post by: Chris-PA on September 19, 2016, 08:43:52 pm
They never actually made that engine in 38cc or 40cc, only 36 and 42cc (well and a few 46cc but I have not found one yet).  The PP260 with a muffler mod and little mild port work is a very nice saw.  Also the 34/64" carbs from the larger 46cc 295 saws will bolt right on, but you have to block off the purge bulb.